BACKBONES, a local nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is hosting the ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago every Thursday from July 18th – August 22nd. The festival is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film. ReelAbilities will screen a variety of films, workshops, panels, and other arts programming at different venues in Chicago. The 2019 theme is “Diversify Diversity” with the goal of increasing disability representation and inclusiveness in media and all aspects of our city.
For the full schedule visit: https://reelabilities.org/chicago/
#ReelChi #GetReelChicago #ReelAbilities #diversify #diversity #backbones #film #disability
FILM: PERFECTLY NORMAL
PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR ME
DIRECTED BY CATHERINE TAMBINI
60 MIN | ENGLISH | USA | 2019 | DOCUMENTARY
At a unique after school dance program in Queens, kids with a variety of physical and developmental challenges pair with teenage volunteer helpers to create an inclusive environment too often absent in our world.
SHORT: JMAXX AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
DIRECTED BY RYAN MAYERS
13 MIN | ENGLISH | USA | 2019 | DOCUMENTARY
A teenager with autism turns to dance as a way to better express himself.
Closing Reception following film – stay for small bites, refreshments and dance vignettes!
CLICK ON THE EVENT URL TO RSVP!