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ReelAbilities Film Festival

Date: March 5 - 6, 2017
Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: 718.268.5011 x151
Email: [email protected]

ReelAbilities Film Festival
@ Central Queens Y on March 5 and 6, 2017

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents
award winning films by and about people with disabilities.

Post-screening discussions and author talks bring the community together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.  More information about the NY ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 2–8, 2017, is available at NY.REELABILITIES.ORG.

To read the article in the current Queens Chronicle, please click here!

Speakers to Follow Each Film, including Directors.

Light refreshments.

Voluntary donation suggested. Tickets available online at www.cqy.org/tickets.
For information please contact Peggy Kurtz, 718.268.5011 ext 151 or [email protected].

Trailers are now online for the following films:

SWIM TEAM
(Dir. Lara Stolman, 100 min, USA, Documentary)
What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one boy with autism take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.
Trailer: www.cqy.org/swimteam

MY HERO BROTHER
(Dir. Yonatan Nir, 78 min, Israel, Documentary)

A group of young adults with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas accompanied by their typically- abled brothers and sisters. The difficult trials and poignant relationships set against the richly colorful backdrop of India open new horizons and deepen our understanding of adults with disabilities and their families.  Winner, Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival.
Trailer:  www.cqy.org/brother

ANNA
(Dir. Harriet Maire, 9 min, New Zealand, Narrative)
The routine of a young woman with autism is unexpectedly altered when someone takes her seat on the bus.
Trailer:  www.cqy.org/anna

SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND
(Dir. Jill Jones, 24 min, USA, Documentary)
An inventive animated and live action documentary about autism and sensory perception. Featuring Temple Grandin.
Trailer:  www.cqy.org/spectrum

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