ReelAbilities Film Festival
At Central Queens Y

March 11th at 10:00 a.m. + 1:00 p.m.
March 12th at 12:30 p.m.

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 is available at REELABILITIES.ORG/NEWYORK

Light refreshments will be served.

Voluntary donation suggestedTickets are now available online!
For information please contact Peggy Kurtz, (718) 268-5011 ext 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

For a printable flyer, please click here!
 
The following films will screen at Central Queens Y on these dates:

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR ME

Dir. Catherine Tambini (2017, 60 min, USA, Documentary)

At a unique after-school dance program in Queens, kids with a variety of physical and developmental challenges pair with teenage volunteer helpers and create an inclusive environment too often absent in our world.

 

UNSTUCK: AN OCD KIDS MOVIE

Dir. Kelly J. Anderson (2017, 23 min, USA, Documentary)

Children with OCD describe their experience with remarkable candor.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON OF SHORT FILMS

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405 - 2018 OSCAR WINNER!

Dir. Frank Stiefel (2016, 40 min, USA, Documentary)

Mindy Alper has battled devastating depression and anxiety throughout her life and created a body of artwork that depicts her journey through years of difficult treatments. Nominated for 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

To watch the trailer, click here!

 

 

THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA

Dir. Michèle Hozer (2016, 26 min, Canada, Documentary)

Despite mental illness, Matt owns his own salon by day, but at night he sets up a salon stool on a busy Toronto street corner and gives free haircuts to the homeless.

 

 

 

 


MR. CONNOLLY HAS ALS

Dir. Dan Habib (2017, 32 min, USA, Documentary)

A beloved high school principal continues to lead even as he loses his abilities to ALS.

To watch the trailer, click here!

Monday, March 12, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

SCAFFOLDING - 2018 OSCAR NOMINEE!

Dir. Matan Yair (2017, 93 min, Israel/Poland, Narrative)

Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been a troublemaker and terrible student due to his learning differences. Though Asher is usually unfocused in class, a charismatic teacher prompts a fascination in the world of literature but also forces a conflict with his brash father, who expects him to take over the family scaffolding business.

To watch the trailer, click here!

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people. Individuals needing accommodations to participate should contact the screening venue directly by February 21.  (ASL Interpretation, Live Audio Description, and information in Braille are available upon request.) All films are captioned or subtitled and all venues are wheelchair accessible.


PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL: MARCH 8-14, 2018
FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION, VISIT: REELABILITIES.ORG/NEWYORK

These events are presented by the Central Queens Y, the Samuel Field Y, The Shield Institute, the Queens Jewish Community Council, and UJA-Federation of New York.

 

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