Superfest Disability Film Festival
A Saturday Celebration of Disability in Film
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 today's films include:
High Flying Jade
Best of Festival: Documentary
USA/Vietnam, 2019 (Documentary Short, 22 min)
Follow the true story of a bi-polar American white woman who tries to manage her unique brain chemistry by running away to join the circus in Hồ Chí Minh City.
The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot
UK, 2020 (Dramatic Short, 10 min)
Tom Lightfoot works at a call center that answers anybody’s questions about absolutely anything. The talented co-workers know an awful lot, except about Tom himself, who holds secrets inside. And studying for a PhD in bird migration isn’t even the half of it.
Japan, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 4 min)
A self-employed Japanese wheelchair dancer born with Spina Bifida confronts the elements, natural and human in lyrical, unexpected ways.
France, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 10 min)
A penniless, whimsical street musician smiles when two blind passersby encounter one another, catapulting all three into his imaginary world of movies and music.
Sign at All Times
USA, 2019 (Documentary Short, 8 min)A young skateboarder shares his journey to find pride in his Deaf identity.
Italy, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 20 min)
Luna, who has Cerebral Palsy, and Angel, a sexworker, share an unusual story of love, which challenges the cages and the judgment of others.
Alt text: Image: Various film stills showing 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.