ReelAbilities Boston is heading to a variety of towns and venues presenting their awesome lineup, co-sponsored as always by the Boston Jewish Film Festival!
Tonight, there are two great screenings, including one I mentioned on our preview of ReelAbilities a little over a week ago.
First up, at the Museum Of Science in Boston/Cambridge, the fest presents an encore of Endless Abilities, about a group of people traveling the country in search of adaptive sports for the disabled. This screening is free, with a discussion afterwards, and begins at 6:30 PM.
And also at 6:30 PM at Marlborough High School in Marlborough, the fest is pleased to present the Boston area premiere of the incredible film that was the 2013 winner of BOTH a Poppy and A Rosie from Subject:CINEMA’s annual Poppies and Rosies awards for best documentary. The Crash Reel is the story of pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce, a rising superstar from Vermont who was the best hope for beating golden boy Shaun White in the mens’ superpipe competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when a horrific accident during training on New Years Eve 2009 changed his life forever. If you’re a snowboarding fan, you already know the basics, and why the phrase “I Ride For Kevin” became a catchphrase that year. This film looks at the accident and his life since then, and I guarantee that you will come out of this film a changed person, It will make you laugh, it will make your cry (no, make that BAWL), and it will make you see that life is fragile and one second can change a lifetime. If you’ve never seen it, PLEASE make an effort to catch it if you can get there tonight! And for more on Kevin, the film, and his #LoveYourBrain charity, please check out the official website for the film.
For ticket info and more on each film, head on over to http://boston.reelabilities.org/films-and-events/ and click on the ticket button next to the film title.
Just a couple more days to go! And don’t forget, our sister site eCinemaOne’s podcast Subject:CINEMA is pleased to be able to add coverage of ReelAbilities Boston to our annual double feature “Boston Springs A Fethival” shows, coming the weekend of May 21st at http://subjectcinema.com and http://ecinemaone.com!