ReelAbilities Boston, the metro area’s extension of the national ReelAbilities Film Festival, continues today and throughout this week at various venues in and around (and even slightly outside) the Hub.
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.
Day 4 features two films of interest, at different locations in the metro area, so you’ll have to choose between the two.
The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton will be screening My Hero Brother, from director Yonatan Nir. The film follows a group of young Israelis with Down syndrome and their siblings embark on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas, where the conflicts and the complexities of the their relationships come to the surface.
The screening is at 6:30 PM, and admission is free, but pre-registration with JCC is recommended, which you can do here.
Up at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Sundance Film Festival selection Notes On Blindness will screen at 7 PM. From directors James Spinney and Peter Middleton, the fiim is a profile of writer and theologian John Hull, who went blind in 1983, and trying to make sense of what was happening to him, he dictated what was happening in his life on audio cassettes, which now form a record of that tumultuous period in his life. The film screens with a brief short, “Still Running“, and the directors will be conducting a Q&A via Skype following the film, which is being co-presented by Boston’s premiere documentary exhibitor, The DocYard, as part of their Spring Documentary series.
Tickets are $11 and are available at the Brattle website.
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!
More to come throughout the week – we’ll have complete info on Tuesday’s screening tomorrow morning, so don’t miss it!