The ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival showcases films and documentaries about autism, Alzheimers adaptive sports and more in FREE screenings at NYPL branches, college auditoriums and community centers in March. These uplifting and touching films are mostly independent documentaries.
Films include Endless Abilities, a docmentary about Paraolympic athletes, which brought me to tears when I saw it last year, and Jon Imber’s Left Hand, a documentary about the artist with ALS struggling to continue to work.
Note that Hollywood blockbusters about disabilities, such as the recent Academy Award winning films Finding Alice and The Theory of Everything about Alzheimers and ALS are not part of this film festival.
The ReelAbilities film festival offers dozens of screenings in multiple locations in NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island, between Thursday, March 12 and Wednesday March, 16. See the full schedule here to choose which one or more you want to see.
And if you don’t live in NYC, check the website anyway, since the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival also occurs in Houston, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Chicago and other cities.