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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FILM: DEFIANT LIVES
DIRECTED BY SARAH BARTON
83 MIN | ENGLISH | AUSTRALIA | 2019 | DOCUMENTARY
Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities, Defiant Lives details the rise of the disability rights movement in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.
Rooftop Opening Reception 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Film followed by a panel discussion: Artivism/Activism in Chicago
Moderator: Todd Bauer
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