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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, March 10
@ 4:30 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: STILTS AND SPOKES
Stilts and Spokes Jack Winch, 91 min, USA, Documentary, US Premiere A heart-felt, entertaining and comedic documentary. After Jay Cramer falls off a rock boulder climbing and breaks his neck, he rebounds from injury – which has left him quadriplegic -- to win the Los Angeles Funniest Comic competition. While in rehab, he meets a world class double above-the-knee amputee sprinter, Katy Sullivan, and falls head over heels for her. Both fall in love and go on to inspire millions. Held on…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, March 11
@ 1 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival Screening - Enter the Faun and Welcome to the Last Bookstore
In Partnership with JCC Manhattan, Mulberry Street Library is proud to participate in the 8th Annual Reelabilites Film Festival/ New York. Mulberry Street Library will join a group of over 40 prestigious venues throughout the NY metro area to host the 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Initiated by JCC Manhattan in 2007, ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to presenting award-winning films made by and about people with different disabilities –…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Fri, March 11
@ 2 p.m.
Reelabilities Film Festival: A Blind Hero
The story of the heroic Otto Weidt, who saved dozens of Jews from the Nazi death camps. Weidt, a broom factory owner, cunningly outwits the Nazis to protect his staff, most of whom are Jewish and blind. DVD | Color | 89 mins | German Narrative | Blindness Directed by Kai Christensen All films are captioned or subtitled. Accommodations, such as, ASL interpretation, Cart, Audio Description, and Information in Braille are available upon advance request. Call 212-340-0918 or 212-340-0951 at lea…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, March 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival Screening of "Patrick's Day"
Patrick's Day (2014) Patrick is a warm young man living with schizophrenia. Medication and his mother's fierce protection means he is no threat to himself or anyone else--until St. Patrick's Day, when he meets Karen, a suicidal flight attendant. This audacious love story provocatively explores issues ranging from the right to intimacy to the question of when parental love becomes a destructive force. Directed by Terry McMahon 2014, 98 min., Ireland, Narrative
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Fri, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: REEL ENCOUNTERS
REEL ENCOUNTERS Three short family-friendly films Held on Third Floor. The room will open at 2:45pm. Discussion to follow the Films Super Sounds STEPHEN DE VILLIERS | 2014 | 12 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY | NYC Premiere A serendipitous encounter between a young girl and a boy with superhero aspirations. Strings(Cuerdas) PEDRO SOLÍS GARCÍA | 2013 | 11 MIN | SPAIN | NARRATIVE María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a child who so…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Fri, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated at the JCC in Manhattan, in 2007, the festival presents award winning films and performances by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout New York City. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to expl…
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, March 12
@ 1 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
Presented by JCC Manhattan, the 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area. Discussions and other engaging programs bring the community together to explore, discuss, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 12
@ 2 p.m.
Reelabilities Film Festival: Gabe
Gabe was born with muscular dystrophy. For his entire life, he was told he would be lucky to live past 25. Upon learning he was misdiagnosed and could live well into his 50s, Gabe is forced to rethink his life from scratch. DVD | Color | 72 mins | Documentary | Muscular Dystrophy Directed by Luke Terrel All films are captioned or subtitled. Accommodations, such as, ASL interpretation, Cart, Audio Description, and Information in Braille are available upon advance request. Call 212-340-0918 o…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, March 12
@ 3 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: MARINA'S OCEAN & I DON'T CARE
Marina's Ocean CÁSSIO PEREIRA DOS SANTOS | 2014 | 16 MIN | BRAZIL | NARRATIVE A teen with Down syndrome visits the sea for the first time. I Don't Care CAROLINE GIAMMETTA | 2014 | 14 MIN | UK | NARRATIVE A mother-to-be faces the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome. Held on Third Floor. The room will open at 2:45pm. Discussion to follow the Films PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIV…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Sun, March 13
@ 2 p.m.
Reelabilities Film Festival: Stilts and Spokes
After falling off a boulder while climbing and breaking his neck, Jay Cramer rebounds from injury to win the Los Angeles Funniest Comic competition. While in rehab, he meets and falls in love with Katy Sullivan, a world-class double above-the-knee amputee sprinter. DVD | Color | 91 mins | Documentary | Physical Disability Directed by Jack Winch All films are captioned or subtitled. Accommodations, such as, ASL interpretation, Cart, Audio Description, and Information in Braille are available…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, March 14
@ 3 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: MACROPOLIS
MACROPOLIS JOEL SIMON | 2012 | 7 MIN | UK | NARRATIVE | NYC PREMIERE Two toys made at a factory are thrown out, and together attempt to be put on a store shelf. Held on Third Floor. The room will open at 2:45pm. PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 10-16, 2016 FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION, VISIT: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, March 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Sensory Storytime for Children
Sensory Storytime for Children Sensory Storytime is a fun new interactive library literacy program geared specifically for school-age children with special needs and their families or caregivers. The storytime, designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play, is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting still. Sensory Storytime is FREE. Space is limited, so please registe…
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 15
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival--A BLIND HERO: THE LOVE OF OTTO WEIDT
A BLIND HERO: THE LOVE OF OTTO WEIDT The story of the heroic Otto Weidt who saved dozens of Jews from the Nazi death camps. Weidt, a broom factory owner, cunningly outwits the Nazis to protect his staff, most of whom are Jewish and blind. Dir. Kai Christensen, 2014, 89 min, Germany, Docudrama
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 15
@ 3 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated at the JCC in Manhattan, in 2007, the festival presents award winning films and performances by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout New York City. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to expl…
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 15
@ 4:30 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: ENTER THE FAUN
ENTER THE FAUN TAMAR ROGOFF & DAISY WRIGHT | 2015 | 67 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY As a veteran choreographer trains a young actor with cerebral palsy to dance in her performance, they discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations provide the impetus for unprecedented transformation. Held on Third Floor. The room will open at 4:15pm. Discussion to follow film PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM F…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Persons with Disabilities,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wed, March 16
@ 4:30 p.m.
8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents: DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR
DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? ABIGAIL FULLER & SARAH IVY | 2014 | 76 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY Four teens who are blind navigate high school and strive to achieve their goals: to be a sponsored skateboarder, to travel the world, to become a rock star, and to be the first in one’s family to graduate high school. Held on Third Floor. The room will open at 4:15pm. Discussion to follow film PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 10…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Wed, March 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Forgotten Hollywood, with Manny Pacheco, a veteran of more than three decades in radio and television in Southern California.
This presentation highlights Hollywood’s Golden Age stories starring: Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Van Heflin, Louis B. Mayer, and Jack Warner and features a documentary trailer, Triumph Over Disability: Lionel Barrymore’s Pioneering Story, with Oscar-winner Margaret O’Brien; Oscar-nominated Debbie Reynolds and with the narration by Emmy-winner Jeff Bordner. It looks at how cinema influenced our fight to change the nation's views regarding people with disabili…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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