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 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!
There are two events you’ll need to choose from tonight during day 2 – one in Canton, the other at Downtown Crossing.
First, there’s The Rebound, the story of the Miami Heat wheelchair basketball team and their quest for success as they pursue the national championship of their sport. Directed by Shaina Allen, the film chronicles the struggles of the team members as they head towards gold
The film screens at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital in Canton at 6:30 PM; admission is free, but you need to pre-register to attend, you can do so here. The film will be followed by a discussion with a Metro Boston wheelchair team about the nature and the challenges of their sport.
Meanwhile, at the Bright Family Screening Room @ The Paramount Theatre in Downtown Crossing, RAB presents a screening of the heartwarming, award-winning 2016 documentary Aspergers Are Us., following the final night of the so-named comedy troupe, all of whom have been dealing with Aspergers, as they prepare for their final comedy show as a team. Director Alex Lehmann and members of the troupe will be on hand for a discussion and Q&A after the screening, which starts at 7 PM; once again, admission is free, but you need to pre-register to attend, you can do so here. This film is co-presented by the Bright Lights Film Series @Emerson College..
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 http://subjectcinema.com or our parent site, eCinemaOne!
The fest is off until Sunday, when they’ll have two more screenings at the MFA in Boston – we’ll have complete info here tomorrow morning, so don’t miss it!