CinemAbility is an Independent film that is getting great reviews. You can read the review here.
From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment by going behind the scenes to interview Filmmakers, Studio Executives, Film Historians, and Celebrities, and by utilizing vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to focus attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society.
Do disability portrayals in the media impact society or does the media simply reflect our ever-changing attitudes? This important documentary aims to find out if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of the disabled and determine if an enlightened understanding of disability can have a positive impact on the world.
Catherine Kudlick, PhD, Professor of History and Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and Superfest Coordinator will moderate a discussion following the screening.
When: 7pm, November 20th, 2013
Where: United Artists Emery Bay Stadium 10 | 6330 Christie Ave | Emeryville, CA