JCC Rockland presents our 4th Annual ReelAbilities

Reel Abilities NY Disabilities Film Festival

Mar 8-13, 2018

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

 All Films will be shown at Regal Cinemas
 All screenings are wheelchair accessible

Thursday, March 8, 7:15PM

Out of my Head

Director Susanna Styron
USA, Documentary, 77 Minutes, English

Investigating the devastating migraines that frequently debilitated Styron’s daughter, the film exposes the reality behind what most people think of as simply a bad headache. In fact, migraine remains a mysterious and stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. Features author Joan Didion reading from her legendary essay “In Bed.”
SPEAKER: Susanna Styron

Monday, March 12, 7:15PM


Directed by Matan Yair
Israel, Narrative, 93 Minutes, Hebrew with Subtitles

Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been a troublemaker and terrible student. Usually unfocused in class, a charismatic teacher prompts a fascination in the world of literature, but also forces a conflict with his brash father who expects him to take over the family scaffolding business.

SPEAKER: Eran Polishuk

Tuesday, March 13, 7:15PM

Keep The Change

Director Rachel Israel
USA, Comedy, 94 Minutes, English

Winner Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Director, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
David is an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism. Forced by his parents to attend Connections, a support group for people on the autism spectrum, he falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered young woman who challenges his identity as "normal."
SPEAKER: Brandon Polansky


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