ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York

Apr. 29–May 5, 2021

Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area.

We are excited to partner with ReelAbilities to bring this dynamic virtual film festival to our audience at the JBFC!

Pricing/Film Availability Info:

  • Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available only in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $70 (members), $80 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film.
  • For à la carte purchasers, the four short film programs will be made available free of charge, and passholders will also have access to the shorts programs included with their pass purchase.
  • All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00am on April 29 and will be open to stream until 11:59pm on May 5. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film.
  • Buy a series pass.

 

Accessibility Info: ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people by offering the following accessibility accommodations:

  • Open captions on all films
  • Audio description versions for all films
  • Live captioning for all live Q+As and conversations
  • ASL interpretation for some conversations, and available for all upon advanced request
  • Individuals requiring additional accommodations should contact ReelAbilities at least 1 week in advance of the event at: reelabilities@mmjccm.org

 

In partnership with

Ahead of the Curve Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY In 1990, with a fist full of credit cards,…
Augmented Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY The personal journey of Hugh Herr, a double amputee…
Best Summer Ever Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Sage (Shannon DeVido) and Anthony (Ricky Wilson, Jr.) had…
Crutch Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Crutch chronicles the life of artist Bill Shannon, an…
In a Different Key Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY A mother tracks down the first person ever diagnosed…
Maricarmen Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Maricarmen Graue is a cello player, music teacher, writer,…
Not Going Quietly Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY When activist and new father Ady Barkan is diagnosed…
The Special Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Chuo, a charming young man with Down syndrome, must…
The World is Bright Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY What would you do if your only child died…
Shorts Program 1 Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Single – dir. Ashley Eakin, US, 14 minutes, 2020…
Shorts Program 2 Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY David – dir. Zachary Woods, US, 11 minutes, 2020…
Shorts Program 3 Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Charon – dir. Cullen Parr, US, 12 minutes, 2019…
Shorts Program 4 Apr. 29–May 5 Available April 29 at 10:00 am—May 5 at 11:59 pm ONLY Full Picture – dir. Jacob Reed, US, 11 minutes,…

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