NY Disabilities Film Festival Comes to Town
The 4th Annual ReelAbilities: N.Y. Disabilities Film festival will be coming to New York from February 9th through February 14th, 2012. The festival, the largest of its kind, will be promoting awareness and supporting narratives and film presentations of people with disabilities. The festival will debut international films, movies and documentaries from the U.S. to the U.K., Norway to France, and Iran to China.
The festival partners with over 50 community, arts, government, disability, and educational organizations making it the only film festival to bring stories of disabilities to such a wide-reaching audience.
On the opening night, the festival will premiere “Ocean Heaven,” a 96-minute film starring Jet Li in the role of a father who is trying to instill independence in his autistic son. Other movies include “Princess” (Prinsessa), a film from Finland based on the real-life events of Anna Lappalainen, who spent 50 years of her life as a patient at a psychiatric hospital. Her lovable personality healed and brought joy to those around her. ReelAbilities motive is to create a more interconnected community, and to appreciate and celebrate the diversity of the shared human experience. #
Learn more at www.reelabilities.org.