BSAF 2019 : ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival, Day Three

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to eCinemaBoston.com for all the latest info!

ReelAbilities Boston showcases those with disabilities and the way people overcome them. It’s a unique film festival concept that has been happening in New York since 2007, and beginning with Cincinnati in 2012, has now spread to a national network of local festivals.

Day Three’s selection is the critically-acclaimed multi-award winning drama from director Chloe Zhao, The Rider – here’s the official synopsis from the ReelAbilities Boston website:

Based on a true story, The Rider stars Brady Jandreau as the once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

A discussion with Nancy J. Allen, MPH, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, will follow the screening. The film is co-presented with Bright Lights Film Series, Inclusive Excellence at Emerson, Emerson College School of the Arts, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Tonight’s screening takes place at Emerson College’s ArtsParamount Theater in the Bright Family Screening Room (if you’ve never been here, it’s one of the best kept secrets in Boston, by the way)  in Boston’s Downtown Crossing district at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, but you must register, which you can do here.

ReelAbilities Boston is an excellent way to celebrate life in all its glory – films presented by this festival are usually uplifting and truly magical, so know if you’re headed for a film here, you’re going to come out thinking a LOT about what you’ve seen, and also probably with a smile on your face…

For full information on this years’ films and festivities, visit the ReelAbilities Boston website at http://reelabilities.org/boston!

More great films from ReelAbilities Boston will debut throughout the next week. Check back for all the latest info each morning! And don’t forget – We’ll also be covering ReelAbilities and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast!

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