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Dir. Len Collin
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
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
sexuality, community impact
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.
artist, community impact, accessibility, inclusion, romance, comedy, tragedy
Six Points About Emma
Roberto Perez Toledo
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.
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.
autism, family, acceptance, understanding
An illuminating and moving close-up look at a diverse group of performers of Heidi Latsky Dance.
dance, arts, diversity
Sounds for Mazin
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?
deaf/hearing impaired, young, identity,
Special Need, The
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.
SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND
Dir. Jill Jones
An inventive animated and live action documentary about autism and sensory perception. Featuring Temple Grandin
Stand Clear of The Closing Doors
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.
drama, adventure, art, music, family, autism
Wayne de Lange & Sven Harding
Stilts & Spokes
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.
physical disability, comedy, quadriplegic, amputee, love, romance
Straight Line, The
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
sports, blind/visually impaired, acceptance, family,
Pedro Solís García
María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a child who soon becomes her best friend.
Stubborn and Spite
Dir. Ivo Huahua
A strong-willed man with a stutter resolves to win his son’s respect by speaking to the boy’s class on Career Day.
Stephen de Villiers
Dir. Lara Stolman
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.