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Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5

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Funny, Thoughtful, Heartwarming Movies

Spotlighting autism, disabilities, mental health, and neurodiversity

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Friday, November 3

8 pm - reception for passholders 6:30-8

Champions (124 mins) — Opening night movie

With special guest and movie cast member James Day Keith

Woody Harrelson stars in this hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined. • Preview here

Saturday November 4

Noon- 1:30 pm  Jasmine Is a Star, narrative feature from ReelAbilities • 50 mins + Nick Lightning narrative short feature from ReelAbilities + Cape Cod Film Collaborative video shorts • 115 mins total

A 16-year-old with albinism, is determined to become a professional model in her hometown of Minneapolis. As she confronts societal norms and beauty standards, she explores what independence, and more importantly, self-acceptance, looks like. • Preview here


2 pm – 3:45 pm  Being Robin, documentary • 84 minutes

Actor-comedian Roger Kabler, who has a bipolar disorder, believes he is possessed by the spirit of Robin Williams. Whether he is truly at the center of spiritual event or he is delusional, he mounts an hysterical and touching stage tribute to Robin which becomes a hit around America. Based on true events. Followed by Q&A with Roger Kabler.  Preview here


4 – 6 pm  Capturing the Killer Nurse, true crime + Q&A Charles Graeber, author of The Good Nurse
This documentary reveals how investigators proved ICU nurse Charles Cullen was killing patients — and how close he came to getting away with murder. 95 mins. • 
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7 - 9:30 pm  Unidentified Objects, narrative feature • 140 mins + Coming Out Autistic, animated short

Both from ReelAbilities. 145 minutes total.

Peter, an intellectual outsider with an edge, born with dwarfism, lives as a loner. An unexpected visit from his upbeat—and possibly unhinged—neighbor Winona forces him out of his shell and on an impromptu road trip to rural Canada. As they journey into the wilderness, the odyssey turns into a search for their place in the universe. • Preview here



Sunday, November 5

Noon - 1:30 pm  She Sings to Birds, U.S. premiere + Q&A with writer-director Steven J. Martin and cast from Must See Pictures of Tokyo • 48 mins. After the loss of her beloved husband, a housebound woman falls into the throes of dementia and refuses to talk. However, a mysterious caregiver enters her world and becomes convinced that she can talk with birds. The two form a unique bond of love and understanding • Preview here 

With video short A Critter Fable • 7 mins from ReelAbilities 


2 – 4 pm  Women Talking, Academy Award-nominated narrative feature • Q&A with Judith Ivey • 104 minutes

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Though the backstory, we see a community of women come together to figure out how they might move forward for themselves and their children. Stay and fight or leave. They will not do nothing. Award-winning film with Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, with Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand. Preview here


5 pm  Okay! The ASD Band Film, documentary from ReelAbilities • 86 mins

Four talented autistic musicians come together through their shared love of music and form the ASD Band. Rawan, Jackson, Spenser, and Ron shatter stereotypes about people with autism and navigate a world where they are often misunderstood. As they write, record, and perform their first album, they find strength in each other and music. Preview here

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