Starring Vincent Cassel, this narrative follows a man that runs a shelter for young people with autism who’ve been turned away by the healthcare system. Working with his friend Malik, who trains at-risk youth to be caregivers, the two create a home for people no one else wants.
The Meritzer Award will also be presented on Opening Night.
Wednesday, September 7 | 7pm
Grace Fisher, a talented musician, was accepted to the world famous Berklee College of Music but developed a rare polio-like disease, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, on her 17th birthday. Determined to persevere, Grace set out to find new ways to create art, driven by her philosophy, “My only limitation will be my imagination.”
This screening is preceded by two shorts—Danceable and Beat Lingo—and is followed by a filmmaker Q&A.
Thursday, September 8 | 7pm
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic
Thi immersive drama is shot in extreme close-up of Jaakko’s face, with everything around him a blur. The result is intentionally disorienting, allowing the audience to experience Jaakko’s journey alongside him. Petri Poikolainen (who is blind and living with MS) gives an award-winning performance as Jaakko.
Stick around after for our first ever ReelTalk session, led by a local cinematographer.
Saturday, September 10 | 7:30pm
Shorts Block 2
This 96-minute short film program features 7 short films and is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers behind Dani's Twins.
Sunday, September 11 | 7:00pm
An award-winning theater group, made up of actors living with disabilities and led by the company’s Artistic Director, Regan Linton, sets out to claim their place in the spotlight with a production of the celebrated musical, Chicago.
Virtual | Available for viewing September 8-11