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All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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9 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Thursday, March 6, 2014
11 a.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival presents "Cinemability"
CinemabilityJenni Gold, Documentary, 98 min, USA, 2013From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Friday, March 7, 2014
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Bi-PolarizedRita Kotzia, Documentary, 76 min, USA, 2013When Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was told he would have to take lithium for the rest of his life, but the drug left him in a foggy haze. Ross decided to resolve his symptoms outside of conventional medicine and began to treat and to discover the cause of his mental breakdown. Ross’ fifteen-year journey is an exploration of different approaches to psychotropic meds.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
CinemabilityJenni Gold, Documentary, 98 min, USA, 2013From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.****************************************************************After a screening of the film, special guest s…
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Heidi Latsky Dance A New York-based modern dance company comprised of both dancers with and without disabilities, Heidi Latsky Dance presents a provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance, which takes the audience through a celebratory journey of the human spirit.
George Bruce LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Touch of LightRong-ji Chang, Narrative, 110 min, Taiwan, 2013The true story of Huang Yu-Siang, who stars as himself. When Siang moves from rural Taiwan to attend university, the blind piano prodigy finds himself overwhelmed by both the big city and the competitive university. When he meets Jie, a beautiful beverage vendor who dreams of being a dancer, they form a quick friendship and find encouragement in each other.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Lost and SoundLindsey Dryden, Documentary, 76 min, UK, 2012Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after her own hearing ability was called into doubt, the film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound. Intimate filming, original animation, a rich musical soundtrack, and new insights from the world’s top neuroscientists, tell the story of the great human love affair with music.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, March 10, 2014
4 p.m.ReelAbilities Festival
Maps to the Other Side Live Reading & Discussion Despite a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, author Sascha Altman DuBrul has learned to use his distinctive gifts to become a political activist, an organic farmer, a guidance counselor, as well as founder of a seed library and the Icarus Project, an online support network for people with psychiatric conditions. His new memoir tells the story of his journey across America, exploring a landscape that includes radical artists, migrant laborers, an…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
3 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Lost & Sound Lindsey Dryden, Documentary, 76 min, UK, 2012 Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after her own hearing ability was called into doubt, the film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound. Intimate filming, original animation, a rich musical soundtrack, and new insights from the world’s top neuroscientists, tell the story of the great human love affair with music.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Heidi Latsky Dance Live Performance A New York-based modern dance company comprised of both dancers with and without disabilities, Heidi Latsky Dance presents a provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance, which takes the audience through a celebratory journey of the human spirit
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults

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