ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The 11th installment of the festival will be running April 2 to 9 at venues across NYC.
The festival will open on April 2 with Irene Taylor Brodsky’s film Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, hot off the heels of it’s premiere at Sundance. The film is a deeply personal portrait of three lives, and the discoveries that lie beyond loss: a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. The closing night film on April 9th is The Drummer and the Keeper, directed by Nick Kelley. In the film, Gabriel is a drummer in a promising band, desperate to hide his bipolar diagnosis from his exasperated band mates. At a therapeutic mixed-ability soccer game he’s obliged to attend, Gabriel meets Christopher, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome, and the two are forced to “make friends.”
Special events at the festival include a comedy night, workshops, panels, dance performances, puppet films, and more on top of the plethora of films.
To learn more, go to: https://reelabilities.org/newyork/
ReelAbilities Film Festival New York
April 2 - 9, 2019