In response to the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 public health crisis, the ReelAbilities 2020 Film Festival is shifting to a virtual format and BRIC will not be co-presenting Celebrating the Culture of Disability through Film on Wednesday, April 1 at BRIC House. However, you CAN see the three films that were planned for our venue.
- 25 Prospect Street Fri, Apr 3, 1:30PM EST ($5 Ticket Fee)
- Sock Guys (Part of Shorts Program 1) Sat, Apr 4, 1:30PM EST (free with registration)
- Man of the Trees (Part of Shorts Program 2) Sat, Apr 4, 4:30PM EST (free with registration)
For updated screening schedule and tickets: https://reelabilities.org/newyork/venue/virtual-event
Virtual Film Festival Info and FAQs: https://reelabilities.org/newyork/reelabilities-goes-virtual
All films will be screened with open captions, will have an Audio Description version, and will be followed by a live-streamed Q&A with filmmakers. Users must register to ALL events in order to receive access to stream the films. (links will be sent via email up to 30 min before the planned screening time). Films will be available to registered users for 24 hours starting at the scheduled screening time. The Q&A schedule with exact start times will be updated online next week.
25 Prospect Street, Directed by Kaveh Taherian & Andrew Richey
Selections from feature-length documentary, USA
A behind-the-scenes look at the struggles and sparkle of the Prospector Theatre, a non-profit movie theatre with mission: meaningful employment for people with disabilities.
Sock Guys, Directed by Katie Turinski
11 min. Documentary, USA
A young man with Down Syndrome and his father operate a unique business to spread the message of inclusivity and empowerment. The Long Island-based duo have created an integrated (and fun!) workplace where people with intellectual disabilities work alongside their neurotypical colleagues.
The Man of the Trees, Directed by Andrew Trivero
19 min. Documentary - France/Italy
Daniel Malima is a horticulturist from a small sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, where he lives with his family. He works without use of his legs but with great passion, and sees his disability as an opportunity.
ABOUT REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities brings communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.