ReelAbilities Boston is heading to a variety of towns and venues presenting their awesome lineup. Today, we’re kicking into high gear, with three features co-sponsored as always by the Boston Jewish Film Festival!
First up, one of the most critically acclaimed films of the past two years, in its Boston area premiere. Gabriel was the darling of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and rightfully so – this powerful study into mental illness stars Rory Culkin in one of the best performances of his career. Having spent the past several years in a mental institution, Gabriel has come home and wants to pick things up where he left off, but life has other plans in store for him. Gabriel screens at 12:00 PM at Museum Of Fine Arts, and admission is free. The screening will be followed by a discussion with several mental health professionals.
Next up, another encore from last year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival. Do You Believe In Love follows Tova’s matchmaking attempts for people with disabilties. Tova herself is disabled, a victim of muscular dystrophy, and her story and the stories of those she touches will warm your heart. It screens at 3:00 PM, also at Museum of Fine Arts, admission is once again free and will be followed up with a discussion as usual.
Today’s outlying film is at JERICHO in Holyoke – Becoming Bulletproof is a critically acclaimed film-within-a-film about actors with disabilties mounting a rip-roaring old fashioned western. You get to see both sides – reality and fiction – and the result has had critics raving for months. Admission is free but reservations are requested. It screens at 3:00 PM, and will be followed by a Q&A with one of the stars of the film, Jeremy West.
For ticket info and more on the film itself, head on over to http://boston.reelabilities.org/films-and-events/ and click on the ticket button next to the film title.
Tomorrow, the festival heads to Watertown and also back to Springfield for more great screenings. And don’t forget, our sister site eCinemaOne’s podcast Subject:CINEMA is pleased to be able to add coverage of ReelAbilities Boston to our annual double feature “Boston Springs A Fethival” shows, coming the weekend of May 21st at http://subjectcinema.com and http://ecinemaone.com!