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ReelAbilities|Philadelphia Disabilities Film Festival April 21-28, 2013

Image courtesy of ReelAbilities.org
Image courtesy of ReelAbilities.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia presents for the second year, ReelAbilities: Disabilities Film Festival in Philadelphia and surrounding areas from April 21-28, 2013. This event is modeled after the New York Festival- the largest festival of its kind- which promotes awareness and an understanding of the lives of people with disabilities. Revenue generated through the festival will benefit The Center for Special Needs of JFCS and a community website, www.SpecialNeedsPhilly.org. The Center for Special Needs supports individuals and families by providing programs and services of needed care and SpecialNeedsPhilly.org provides a free online database giving access to agencies and professionals that serve the Greater Philadelphia special needs community.

The Philadelphia Festival showcases films by and about people with disabilities. Storylines range from a father’s love of his autistic son; a man with cerebral palsy whose dream is to climb El Capitan Mountain; three men with disabilities take a road trip and others. Each film is followed by engaging discussions and programs to explore the topics in depth. Venues are wheelchair accessible and all films are captioned or subtitled.

There are six films being screened from April 21-28, 2013.

Films yet to be screened include the following:

 

Tuesday, April 23

7–9PM

HIWAY THEATRE

212 York Road

Jenkintown, PA, 19046

GETTING UP

A graffiti artist who was stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease, which left him paralyzed, discovers technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to tap into his creative side again.

 

Wednesday, April 24

1:30-3:30pm, INGLIS HOUSE, FOUNDERS HALL

2600 Belmont Avenue

Philadelphia, PA, 19131

GETTING UP- encore presentation

7-9PM, BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE

824 West Lancaster Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

COME AS YOU ARE

Three men with disabilities take a road trip to free themselves from their isolation in hopes to explore the affection of women. They convince their families to allow them to go on a trip to Spain.

 

Thursday, April 25

7:30-9:30pm

AMBLER THEATER

108 E. Butler Pike

Ambler, PA, 19002

OC87

A documentary of a man afflicted by mental illness that sidetracked his dream of a film-making career.

 

Sunday, April 28

4-6:30pm

OLD YORK ROAD TEMPLE-BETH AM

971 Old York Rd.

Abington, PA, 19001

CLOSING EVENTS

Opening the Gates of Torah: Inclusion Conference

MABUL (THE FLOOD)

A drama about family members with secrets that begin to surface after the eldest son, who has autism, returns after being institutionalized.

 

For festival schedule and tickets, visit www.jfcsphilly.org/reelabilities

Sensory Friendly Movie: AMC Entertainment & Autism Society

Rise of the Guardians

December 9, 2012 (10:00AM – 12:00PM)

AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.

With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down.

The “Silence is Golden” rule will not be enforced. People can talk, stim, jump, sing, do anything that they need to. It is designed to be a friendly supportive atmosphere.

There will be no previews or ads. Arrive on time. The movie will start at 10.

There will be a quiet theater available that has no movie running. If someone would like a break they can go to that nearby theater to unwind.

You can bring in your own food.

Enjoy the movie!
Patti Erickson
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America

Visit  Autism Society website for updated movie schedule.

New Locations Added:

24 AMC Painters Crossing 9
112 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
610-558-4814

AMC Franklin Mills 14
1149 FranklinMills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154
215-612-2740

AMC Neshaminy 24
3900 Rockhill Dr.
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-396-8050

AMC Tilghman Square 8
4608 Broadway
Allentown, PA 18104
610-391-0772

AMC Cherry Hill
2121 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-486-742024

AMC Hamilton
325 Sloan Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08619
609-890-7937