Superfest Disability Film Festival Sunday Screenings
Celebrate 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:
Best of Festival: Narrative
UK, 2020 (Dramatic Short, 14 min)A narrative short about an unemployed disabled actress who takes a job to advise an up-and-coming British film star on how to be disabled for his latest role. But will he win an award?
USA, 2018 (Documentary Short, 5 min)
A story about a young man, Cristian, and his love for mariachi music, which leads him to seek out his own grito for his communication device.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Innovation in Craft Award
USA, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 15 min)
When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, they share an intimate journey of survival and resilience in this live-action true story, adapted from the award-winning memoir of the same title.
USA, 2018 (Dramatic Short, 5 min)
A mockumentary about a disabled person’s garden and his unwarranted admirers.
*Note: This film was invited by the Producers of Superfest and was not selected by the jury.
USA, 2018 (Dramatic Short, 6 min)
An eager-to-please doll in a wheelchair is placed in the perfect world of the narcissistic Barbara, and must find a way to fit in or be thrown in the trash.
Alternative Ways of Being Human
Finland, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 7 min)
Used assistive devices take on second lives in this documentary about a passionate sculptor in Finland.
USA, 2020 (Dramatic Short, 14 min)
Kim, who was born with one arm, gets set up on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes he also has a physical disability, and she is pissed.
USA, 2019 (Dramatic Short, 8 min)
For all her life, 30-year old Jazmine who uses a wheelchair has wanted to be an actress. Meeting Ruth, while navigating the tough world of stand-up comedy, she learns that accessibility isn’t just about physical space.
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.