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ReelAbilities Boston February 19 – March 2
CLOSING NIGHT TONIGHT! MONDAY, MARCH 2
Plenty of Tickets Available at the Door for all screenings!
SHORTS PROGRAM: REEL ENCOUNTERS III
7:00pm, Somerville Theatre
Join us for a selection of four short, international films including Stumped, directed by Robin Berghaus. The 10-minute film is a stirring story about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker, Will Lautzenheiser, who suddenly finds himself a quadrilateral amputee after a virulent infection. In late November 2014, Lautzenheiser was the recipient of arm transplants at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In Person: Filmmaker Robin Berghaus and Will Lautzenheiser (His first public appearance since the transplantation).
A WHOLE LOTT MORE, directed by Victor Buhler
6:30pm, Plymouth Public Library, Free Admission
Lott Industries in Toledo, Ohio employs more than 1200 workers with developmental disabilities. But as the auto industry declines, Lott is threatened with closure and has just one year to rebuild and reinvent itself. Lott’s employees must face the lack of employment available to people with disabilities, despite the many contributions they can make to the workforce when provided with the right support. Discussion to follow.
WAMPLER’S ASCENT, directed by Jacques Spitzer
7:00pm, Longmeadow High School, Free Admission
Steve Wampler, who has cerebral palsy, must do 20,000 pull-ups to climb the famous El Capitan Mountain in Yosemite. The founder of a camp for children with disabilities, he undertakes the journey to prove that anything is possible. However, the harrowing climb tests Steve’s considerable humor, will, and determination.
We are now accepting submissions for the
27th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
November 4-16, 2015
Submit your film using Withoutabox