BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL 2017: ReelAbilities Boston, Day 1

We’re just about halfway through the massive “Boston Springs A Fethival” season right now, and as we fade out of March and into April, we are gearing up for the back half, and it kicks off with ReelAbilities Boston, the metro area’s extension of the national ReelAbilities Film Festival.

Co-presented up our way by the Boston Jewish Film Festival, RAB showcases films that highlight people with and are made by people with disabilites. The lineup of films are generally films you may have heard about before, but may not have seen yet, and now you have the chance to do so.

Unlike most of the BSAF offerings during the spring, RAB goes to the far reaches of The Hub and beyond to bring you what they’ve got to offer. So let’s get started!

Kicking off the festival this year as Opening Night film is Life Animated, the Sundance-award winning, Academy Award-nominated film from director Roger Ross Williams about Owen Suskind, an autistic young man who couldn’t speak until his imagination was unlocked by the lushly animated films of the Walt Disney Studios, and how he learned to use the films as a way to communicate. The film tells Owen’s story as he enters adulthood and prepares for life as an independent young man.

The film will be followed by a discussion, reception and book signing with Ron Suskind, film subject (Owen’s father) and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author.

Screening at the Museum of Science begins at 6:30 PM, and admission is free, but you need to pre-register to attend, you can do so here. And don’t forget to check out the official ReelAbilitiesBoston website for a complete rundown on all the films, the various venues, ticketing info and more!

Remember, eCinemaBoston is THE place to head for all the schedule, ticket, and film info on ReelAbilities Boston, as well as all the other festivals occurring during the next six weeks. And you won’t want to miss Subject:CINEMA‘s huge two-show “Boston Springs A Fethival” Double Feature weekend, coming May 2-21 will coverage of ALL NINE festivals plus two earlier festivals and two film series. You can check it out at or our parent site, eCinemaOne!

Tomorrow, RAB heads to the South Shore for one screening, and downtown Boston for the other – we’ll have complete info here tomorrow morning, so don’t miss it!