FILM LINEUP

PRICES:

FESTIVAL PASS (J Members & 65+)………… $55
FESTIVAL PASS (General Admission)………. $65

Includes admission to all ticketed events. See below.

FESTIVAL PASS 

Your ticket to the festival. Includes entry to all ticketed events:

Opening Night | Sept. 18, 7:30PM
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
‘MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW’

DAY 4: Spotlight on the Arts | Sept. 21, 7:30PM
Torpedo Factory Art Center
‘IMBER’S LEFT HAND’

DAY 5: Honoring Our Warriors | Sept. 22, 7:30PM
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
‘BIRTHDAY’
‘LAST TIME I HEARD TRUE SILENCE’

DAY 6: Date Night | Sept. 23, 8PM
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
‘IN HARMONY’

Closing Night | Sept. 24, 7:30PM
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
‘THE FINISHERS’

PRICES:
J Members & 65+…………… $15
General Admission ……….. $18
Students (ID required)…… $10

Film and opening reception with the filmmakers

Opening Night presents:

MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW
Shonali Bose | India/USA | 2014 | 97Min | Narrative
A beautiful, bold, and brave coming-of-age tale. Laila, a young woman with cerebral palsy, leaves for New York City where she encounters a new world of endless possibilities and liberal sexualities.

Followed by Opening Night reception and discussion with the filmmakers, Director Shonali Bose and Producer Nilesh Maniyar. Light fare provided by True Foods Kitchen.

Director, Shonali Bose. Read about her in the Huffington Post and the Guardian

FREE EVENT 

Registration required

A selection of masterful short films presented by the Arc of Northern Virginia

GUEST ROOM
Joshua Tate | 2015 | USA | 14 Min | Narrative
A young woman with Down syndrome (Glee’s Lauren Potter) grapples with her identity after an unexpected turn of events. An official SXSW Film Festival selection.

JESSE
Adam Goldhammer | 2013 | Canada | 14 Min | Narrative
A young woman becomes the sole caregiver of her brother who has autism – an honest portrayal exposing the moments of beautiful connection as well as times of hopelessness.

I DON’T CARE
Caroline Giametta | 2014 | UK | 14 Min | Narrative
A deeply moving tale of an expecting mother and how she deals with the possibility of having a child with Down’s syndrome.

CHIMES FOR TYLER
Stephen Panaggio | 2014 | USA | 8 Min | Documentary
A boy with autism can distinguish wind chimes by sound.

Followed by a discussion led by Rikki Epstein and Lynn Ruiz of the Arc of Northern Virginia

FREE EVENT 

Registration required

Presenting:
THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM
Adam Kahan | 2014 | USA | 88min | Documentary
Blind from infancy, Jazz legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk developed a unique ability to communicate sonically with his surroundings, and to see in the form of music.

FREE EVENT 

Registration required

THAT WHICH IS POSSIBLE
Michael Gitlin | 2015 | USA | 84min | Documentary
A community of artists, musicians, and sculptors create work at the Living Museum – an art space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens, NY. The film observes the healing potential of art making and the liberation creativity can offer.

PRICES:

J Members & 65+…………… $10
General Admission ……….. $12
Student (ID required)………$7

IMBER’S LEFT HAND
Richard Kane | 2014 | USA | 63min | Documentary
This beautifully composed documentary hand traces the life and artwork of charismatic painter, Jon Imber. Despite his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), adversity makes him more determined and his undying passion for painting pushes him to create over 200 portraits in a three-month period.

*See Imber’s works in person: A selection of portraits by the artist will be on display in the JCCNV Bodzin Art Gallery, Sept. 6 – Oct. 10 as part of the ‘Artful Abilities’ exhibition.

PRICES:

J Members & 65+…………… $12
General Admission ……….. $15

Two powerful shorts. Presented in partnership with the GI Film Festival and the JCCNV’s Project Welcome Home

BIRTHDAY
Chris King | 2015 | USA | 16 Min | Narrative
A poignant, dignified short story about a severely wounded Marine and his supportive wife.

LAST TIME I HEARD TRUE SILENCE
Tim O’Donnell | 2015 | USA | 22 Min | Documentary 
A GI Film Festival Selection. Noah Cass, a former Marine dealt with challenges common to veterans transitioning into civilian life. Noah turned to long distance running to help cope with a haunting past.

PRICES:

J Members & 65+…………… $12
General Admission ……….. $15

IN HARMONY 
Denis Dercourt | 2015 | France | 90 Min | Narrative
Inspiring, romantic, thrilling. Set in the landscape of Brittany. Marc, an equestrian stuntman, loses all hope of getting back on a horse after an accident leaves him paralyzed. Florence is tasked by her employer, an insurance company, to handle his case. Their brief yet passionate encounter will impact them in more ways they could ever imagine.

PRICES:

J Members & 65+…………… $15
General Admission ……….. $18
Students (ID required)…… $10

Film and Closing Reception

Closing Night presents

THE FINISHERS
Nils Tavernier | 2013 | France | 95 Min | Narrative
17 year old Julien is hungry for adventure, and on a mission to gain independence. Despite the limitations of his cerebral palsy, Julien challenges his estranged father to participate with him in the Ironman Race in Nice, France. A moving portrait of the love between a father and his son.

Followed by discussion and Closing reception with Special Guest athletes: Ironman competitor Doug Powell and local hero Jamie Watts

Doug Powell 

Triathlon athlete and Ironman competitor living with a visual impairment. Read about Doug’s incredible story in the Washington Post 

Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts is a local athlete and marathon runner living with cerebral palsy. Read about Jamie in the Washingtonian Magazine

Check out Jamie Watts in this Faces of Pacers special feature:

SPECIAL EVENTS

ARTFUL ABILITIES
On view September 6 – October 10
JCCNV Bodzin Art Gallery
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031

A one-of-a-kind group exhibition featuring original work by both local and regional differently-abled artists employing varied forms of creative media into the visual arts world.

Presented in partnership with Art Enables

SHORT FILM EXHIBITION
On view September 1-30

Visit the New Project Studio (Studio 8) at Torpedo Factory Art Center during the month of September to view an exclusive selection of ReelAbilities short films. Additional programs and talks to be announced.

PREVIEW SCREENINGS

An exclusive ReelAbilities preview event:
ANITA
Marcos Carnivale | 2009 | Argentina | 104 Min | Narrative

Anita, a young woman with Down syndrome, finds herself lost and alone following the tragic 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. Wandering through the city, she discovers her true inner strength and touches the lives of all those with whom she comes into contact.

Discussion following the film.

Featured Guest: John Franklin Stephens, Self-Advocate & Special Olympics Global Messenger

ReelAbilities, presented by JCC Manhattan, in partnership with Ladd Inc. National sponsors: Jason's Connection , Saul Schottenstein Foundation B.

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Anton Merbaum, Arts Engagement Coordinator

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