DEAF JAM (70 MIN.) 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave) ASL poetry changed Aneta Brodski’s life. Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics as Aneta finds herself in an unexpected collaboration and bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. Performance & Reception following the film Tickets Available Here!
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IMAGINE (105 MIN.) Saturday, October 7th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St) Ian, a specialist in spatial orientation, teaches his blind students to move around without using their canes, encouraging them to risk the unknown. Tickets Available Here! Chicago Resources for the blind: Resources for the Visually Impaired – […]
MY FERAL HEART (83 MIN.) Saturday, October 7th 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St) A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down Syndrome, into a care home, where his frustration finds release in unexpected friendships and the revelation of long-buried secrets. Short: I Don’t Care (14 min.) – A […]
ENTER THE FAUN (67 MIN.) Saturday, October 7th 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St) The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation. It challenges the boundaries of medicine and art, as […]
THE REBOUND (65 MIN.) Saturday, October 7th 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM Washington Park Fieldhouse (5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.) Follow the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team, in their quest for a national championship. It is a story of unwavering resolve and a testament to our innate ability to connect […]
DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? (76 MIN.) Friday, October 6th 6:30-9:00 PM Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St) The poignant coming-of-age story of four teens who navigate the growing pains of high school, but, unlike most teens, face another challenge—they are blind. Through their personal stories, we learn of the experience of being blind […]
AT EYE LEVEL (100 MIN.) Thursday, October 5th 6:30-9:00 PM Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St) When 11-year-old Michi finds his estranged father’s address, he can’t believe his luck, but when they meet and Michi discovers that his father, Tom, has dwarfism, Michi and Tom are forced to confront both disability and fatherhood head […]
OPENING CELEBRATION WITH COMCAST Wednesday, October 4th 7:30-10:00 PM Comcast Studio Xfinity (901 W Weed St.) Shorts Program starts at 8pm Birthday (16 min.) – A severely wounded Marine returns home to his wife after months of surgery and rehabilitation. Children of God (10 min.) – A young amputee bets his prized possessions on his crush winning […]
REELABS Adler University Invitation Only Up to six independent filmmakers will be selected and have the opportunity to screen their work-in-progress to members of the Kartemquin and disability community. The screening is followed by critique in an intimate feedback session.
Film Festival mobilizes the Chicago community to take action August 31st 2017 (Chicago) – BACKBONES, a local nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is hosting the ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago on October 3-8, 2017. The festival is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film. ReelAbilities will screen a variety of films, […]