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/
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Explore disability across the lifespan with three short films.
“I Don’t Care” (14min), a mother-to-be faces the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome.
“Intimacy” (19min) The experimental film depicts a first date between a deaf woman and a blind man, experienced through their alternating perspectives.
“Have No Fear” (23min) depicts a day in the life of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, experiencing nearly everything for the first time.
All films are closed captioned. A facilitated discussion will follow; ASL Interpretation available.
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