Superfest Disability Film Festival Opening
Celebrate Charles Blackwell
October 16th-18th marks this year’s Superfest Disability Film Festival! For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. It’s one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds. The opening film:
The God Given Talent
Disability Justice Award for Charles Blackwell
USA, 2018 (Feature Film, 70 min)
Blind Oakland poet, painter, playwright and teacher Charles Curtis Blackwell had a challenging upbringing in California and Mississippi. This sensitive documentary explores his current creative life rooted in loss, love, pain, and redemption.
Alt text: Image: Various stills from our films show disabled film stars. One prominent image shows a man with Down syndrome and a mask superimposed on the image. Text reads: Superfest Disability Film Festival, October 16, 17, 18. Tickets available atsuperfestfilm.com/tickets. Free tickets available. ASL interpretation/captions/audio description provided.