BSAF 2019: ReelAbilities Film Festival, Day Eight

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 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.

The closing night film for this year’s ReelAbilities festival is the film Intelligent Lives. Here’s the official synopsis from the ReelAbilities Boston website:

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib presents, Intelligent Lives, to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people. The film stars three young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these film subjects through the personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the history of U.S. intelligence testing.

The feature will screen with the short film documentary ETHAN. There will be a panel discussion and closing night reception  following the screening. The film is co-presented with PLAN of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Federation for Children with Special Needs, Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project, The Arc, Exceptional Lives, and Independent Film Festival Boston. . The screening takes place at the Cahners Theater at the Museum of Science, 1 Museum of Science Drive, at 6:30 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!

Tonight’s film makes it a wrap for this year’s ReelAbilities Boston! 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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