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  • Reel Abilities - Disabilities Film Festival Boston

    February 19 - March 2, 2015

    Posted Saturday February 07 2015 at 12:26 am.
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    Reel Abilities Festival Boston

    The fourth annual ReelAbilities - Boston Disabilities Film Festival takes place this year February 19 - March 2, 2015.  Highlights include:

    Fixed explores the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies through the experiences of 5 people with disabilities; a scientist, a journalist, a disability justice educator, a bionics engineer, and an exoskeleton test pilot.  The film challenges commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds.  March 1, 2015 7:00 PM, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland.

    Lost and Sound: One in seven of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime.  If you lost your hearing, what would happen to the music you love?  Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and fascinating documentary that follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton, and pianist Holly Loach for two years as they experience music.  The film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound.  It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich musical soundtrack, and new insights from the world's top neuroscientists, to tell the story of the great human love affair with music.  February 25, 2015 1:00 PM, Berklee College - David Friend Recital Hall.

    100 Cameras Project: Join local photographers at 6:30 for the opening of VELCRO® Brand 100 Cameras Project exhibit in Springfield.  This innovative national project places modified camera systems into the hands of people with disabilities, offering a new way to express and share their lives through a once inaccessible are form.  The Springfield exhibit is the result of a collaborative workshop with Baystate Health's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  This exhibit and gallery reception are hosted by the Springfield Jewish Community Center.

    After the reception in the lounge, please join us at 7:30 pm in the auditorium for a screening of Shooting Beauty, an award winning documentary film that chronicles the beginning of Courtney Bent's experimental photography program.  Courtney Bent will participate in a Q&A after the screening.  February 19, 2015 6:30 PM, Springfield Jewish Community Center.

    The festival includes many other films, events, receptions, and discussions.  Be sure to visit the Reel Abilities website for full details, venue directions, prices, and the complete schedule.

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