Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm
The Fifth Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
(ReelAbilities takes place in New York in over 25 venues, across eight counties, from March 7th through March 12th followed by a new expansion into New Jersey from March
13th through 17th. The festival will feature over 20 NY premieres of internationally
acclaimed films, and bring to the public the lives and stories of the largest minority in
America – the disabled community.)
Dancing Outside the Box
David Block, 2012, 15 min
Wheelchair users and able-bodied partners bring their two worlds together on the dance floor - proving that everyone can dance.
Casky Ebeling, 2012, 73 min
After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, graffiti artist TemptOne regains his creative voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art once again.
Post screening Q&A with Alex Truesdell (Founder and Executive Director of Adaptive Design Association, a design firm developing adaptive design and technology for the disabled) & Ben Lieman (Assistive Technology Specialist at ALS Association NY, which develops provides technology solutions specifically for people who have ALS) and Dancing Outside The Box director David Block.
Dancing Outside the Box Trailer:
Getting Up Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM30JGnnvno