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Sanctuary

Dir. Len Collin

Runtime85 min

Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? They bribe their feckless caretaker to book them a hotel for an afternoon. But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple—they both have intellectual disabilities, and by attempting to be intimate, they’re breaking the law in Ireland. While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future, and how to use a condom, their friends from the training center escape the not-so-watchful eyes of their caretakers and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two
young people trying to be together, in a world doing everything to keep them
apart.

Audio Description

Yes

Open Captions

Yes

Scarlet Road

Catherine Scott

Runtime70 min

Poster

Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton, is impassioned about freedom of sexual expression
and the rights of sex workers and specializes in a long overlooked clientele _ people with
disabilities.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

sexuality, community impact

Sensory Overload

Miguel Jiron

Runtime3 min

Poster

An animated glimpse into the sensory overload experienced by people with autism.

Tags

animation, experiential, autism

Shooting Beauty

George Kachadorian

Runtime62 min

Poster

SHOOTING BEAUTY tells the story of fashion photographer Courtney Bent
whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of
beauty at a center for people living with significant disabilities. Shot over the span
of a decade, this film puts you in Courtney's shoes as she overcomes her own
unspoken prejudices and begins inventing cameras accessible to her new
friends. Courtney's efforts snowball into an award-winning photography program
called "Picture This"?and become the backdrop for this eye-opening story about
romance, loss and laughter that will change what you thought you knew about
living with a disability?and without one.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

cc

Tags

artist, community impact, accessibility, inclusion, romance, comedy, tragedy

Six Points About Emma

Roberto Perez Toledo

Runtime90 min

Poster

Emma, a magnetic, attractive, blind woman is determined to have a baby. In her search for a
man, she woos Germ?n, her psychologist from group-therapy, and her young neighbour,
Diego. Emma finds herself falling into the trap of her own devising and discovers that
blindness comes in many forms.

Audio Description

Y

Open Captions

Y

Tags

blind/visually impaired

Snow Cake

Marc Evans

Runtime112 min

Poster

Alex, an ex-convict on a road trip picks up Vivienne, an eccentric hitchhiker. A
serious car accident kills Vivienne, prompting Alex to visit Vivienne's mother.
What he discovers is a woman with high-functioning autism. Convincing him to
stay after the funeral, Alex learns about her uniqueness as he struggles to come
to terms with his own grief.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

cc

Tags

autism, family, acceptance, understanding

Soliloquy

Heidi Latsky

Runtime14 minutes

An illuminating and moving close-up look at a diverse group of performers of Heidi Latsky Dance.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

dance, arts, diversity

Sound-Shadows

Julie Engaas

Runtime7 min

Poster

Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.

Audio Description

Y

Open Captions

Y

Sounds for Mazin

Ingrid Kamerling

Runtime19 min

Poster

The Sudanese/Dutch Mazin (12) is deaf from the day he was born. But now he faces an
operation that is supposed to make him hear.Excited about all the new things he might
discover, Mazin is looking forward to it. How will a dog sound? And fishes, do they make
any noise? But he keeps on having second thoughts. For one of his closest classmates
a similar operation turned out to be a disaster. And even if he succeeds, the world as he
knows it might never be the same again, he feares. Will he get used to this whole new
universe, or will it make him go crazy?

Tags

deaf/hearing impaired, young, identity,

Special Need, The

Special People

Justin Edgar

Runtime80 min

Poster

Enlisted to teach a class of teenagers in wheelchairs about filmmaking, the
neurotic Jasper is met with a snappy attitude from the streetwise adolescents.
This witty comedy questions condescending outreach projects, self-defeating
attitudes, and the vacuity of the film business- all with a healthy helping of selfparody.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND

Dir. Jill Jones

Runtime24 min

An inventive animated and live action documentary about autism and sensory perception. Featuring Temple Grandin

Stand Clear of The Closing Doors

Sam Fleischner

Runtime107 min

Poster

Ricky, a 13-year-old boy with autism, lives in Rockaway Beach with his sister, father and his mother, Mariana, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Mariana works long
days cleaning houses while Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to
cope. Mariana watches in helpless frustration as Ricky's difficulties separate him further
from the world around him. One day Mariana yells at Ricky for skipping school and, in a
panic, he escapes into the NYC subway system. Overwhelmed by his surroundings, he
loses track of space and time in the massive, underground labyrinth. Ricky embarks on
an odyssey of self-discovery, observing scenes of urban pathos and oddity while his
body weakens from hunger.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

drama, adventure, art, music, family, autism

Still Running

Wayne de Lange & Sven Harding

Runtime5 minutes

Poster

Following a cycling accident which left him paralysed, Pieter du Preez becomes the first ever C6 quadriplegic to complete an Iron Man triathlon.

Audio Description

Y

Open Captions

Y

Tags

athletics, quadriplegic, spinal cord injury

Stilts & Spokes

Jack Winch

Runtime91 minutes

Poster

A heartfelt, entertaining, and comedic documentary. After Jay Cramer falls off a boulder and breaks his neck, he rebounds from injury—which has left him quadriplegic—to win the Los Angeles Funniest Comic competition. While in rehab, he meets a world class double above-the-knee amputee sprinter, Katy Sullivan, and falls head over heels for her. They fall in love and go on to inspire millions.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

physical disability, comedy, quadriplegic, amputee, love, romance

Straight Line, The

R_gis Wargnier

Runtime99 min

Poster

Yannick is a young runner who has gone blind. He partners with Leila, a recently released
convict and they begin to run together. Yannick and Leila meet on the racetrack, become
running mates and eventually they fall in love. As they begin to spend more time together,
both on and off the track, a relationship blossoms but is met with adversity and distrust by
their families. The film's cast includes actors who are blind athletes

Audio Description

Y

Open Captions

Y

Tags

sports, blind/visually impaired, acceptance, family,

Strings (Cuerdas)

Pedro Solís García

Runtime11 minutes

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a child who soon becomes her best friend.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

animated, kids

Stubborn and Spite

Lou Birks

Runtime3 min

Poster

Witness the mayhem that ensues when two drivers fight over who should get the
last disabled parking spot - with drastic, and often hilarious consequences

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

N

Stutter

Dir. Ivo Huahua

Runtime13 min

A strong-willed man with a stutter resolves to win his son’s respect by speaking to the boy’s class on Career Day.

Open Captions

Yes

Super

Samara Hersch

Runtime6 min

Poster

A mockumentary in which a supermarket manager saves the business when he discovers his employees with disabilities have super powers.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

mockumentary, inclusion, comedy,

Super Sounds

Stephen de Villiers

Runtime12 minutes

Poster

A serendipitous encounter between a young girl and a boy with superhero aspirations.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

kids, friendship

Swim Team

Dir. Lara Stolman

Runtime100 min

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one boy with autism take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, this triumphant film profiles this team, the Jersey Hammerheads. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie, Kelvin, and others gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool.

Open Captions

Yes