ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in New York in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.Schedule information and ticketing
HEIDI LATSKY DANCE
a performance for Reelabilities
free and open to the public
Saturday, February 11, 2pm -- The JCC in Manhattan
Monday, February 14, 4pm -- 115th Street New York Public Library
Pushing her physically integrated work beyond conventional boundaries, Heidi Latsky offers a preview of Somewhere. Wildly different renditions of "Over the Rainbow," a song so easily misconstrued in the context of disability, propel a celebration of physical virtuosity, movement, invention and the sheer joy of dancing. Also included will be an excerpt from work-in-progress SOLO COUNTERSOLO featuring original music by Chris Brierley. Performance will be followed by a discussion with the artists.
ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people. Individuals needing accommodations to participate should contact the screening venue directly at least two weeks in advance of the event.ASL interpretation, CART, Live Audio Description, and information in Braille are available upon advance request. All films are captioned or subtitled and all venues are wheelchair accessible.