Blake Leeper embraced sports at an early age, despite being born without legs below the knee. In his teens he took to competitive running and soon became a major competitor in short yardage sprints, earning silver and bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympics. Abled focuses on Leeper’s aspirations to compete in the Olympics and the challenges he faces including the bias against disabled athletes and the suspect science used to keep them from pursuing their dreams.
Official Selection – Seattle International Film Festival
“The film's DNA is a concoction of hard scientific truths, intimate portrayals of human life, and a dash of cinematic magic.” –Chris Jones, Overly Honest Movie Reviews
Followed by a live Q&A via Zoom with Blake Leeper and Brian Leong
Saturday, September 9, 7:30pm | Point Park University – Highmark Theatre
After-party in the Playhouse lobby