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.
Wednesday is day 6 and we’re headed to Lexington for today’s feature.
Cotting School plays host to one film I personally have been looking forward to seeing – it’s called Gabe, and it’s directed by Luke Terrell Here’s the info from the ReelAbilities website:
Gabe Weil is a 27-year-old who was born with the most severe form of muscular dystrophy, but that does not stop him from earning a college degree, going on road trips with friends, or indulging his passion for great food. For his entire life, Gabe has been told he would be lucky to live past 25. The news that he was misdiagnosed, and might live well into his 50s, presents a surprising obstacle: Gabe does not have any long-term goals, and is forced to rethink his life from scratch.
The screening is at 7 PM, and admission is free, but pre-registration is as always recommended, which you can do here. Director Luke Terrell will be in attendance for a discussion and Q&A after the film Once again, there is also a pre-screening reception at 6 PM.
Kicking off the evening will be the short film Quest For The Cup from director Andrew Nudge.
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 Thursday’s screening tomorrow morning, so don’t miss it!