JCC Rockland presents our 4th Annual ReelAbilities
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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