ReelAbilities Film Festival in Boulder, Denver, virtual this month – Boulder Jewish News
In partnership with the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to be the new host site for ReelAbilities, the international film festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating authentic stories and creative expressions of people disabilities, in front of and behind the camera.
Founded in New York in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations in each host city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring the community together to explore, discuss, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
Accessibility is of utmost importance to the ReelAbilities program. The Festival ensures that all films are fair and inclusive by offering open captions, audio descriptions, ASL interpretation, sliding-scale box office and a hybrid format.
There are three ways to experience the ReelAbilities Film Festival:
- In person at the Dairy Arts Center and the Boulder JCC from August 23 to 28:
Alias Doc Pomus
Opening night screening. Learn the story of Doc Pomus, rock & roll’s most unlikely icon. WATCH TRAILER.
Tuesday August 23 at 7 p.m.
Dairy Arts Center
The film follows an award-winning theater troupe of actors who live and play with the uniqueness of disability as they set out to claim their place in the spotlight with a production from beloved Chicago. WATCH TRAILER.
Thursday August 25 at 5:30 p.m.
This 55-minute documentary follows Grace Fisher on her journey from “quadriplegic floating head” to triumphant composer enjoying a thunderous ovation in the concert hall. WATCH TRAILER.
Sunday August 28 at 4 p.m.
2. In person at the JCC Denver Mizel Arts and Culture Center August 24-27
3. Practically from August 24 to 31
Thanks to sponsoring partner Boulder County Arts Alliance and community partners ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver, JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Congregation HarHashem, Congregation Bonai SHalom, Jewish Family Service and Ohr Haolam.