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Outing: ReelAbilities Chicago | Disability Shorts: Life Stages

  • Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library 4455 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)

The ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film. The 2019 theme is "Diversify Diversity" with the goal of increasing disability representation and inclusiveness in media and all aspects of our city.


Explore disability across the lifespan with three short films.

“I Don’t Care” (14min), a mother-to-be faces the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome.

“Intimacy” (19min) The experimental film depicts a first date between a deaf woman and a blind man, experienced through their alternating perspectives.

“Have No Fear” (23min) depicts a day in the life of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, experiencing nearly everything for the first time.

RUNTIME:
56 minutes
FACILITATED DISCUSSION:
7:00PM

All films are closed captioned. A facilitated discussion will follow; ASL Interpretation available.