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Reelabilities Film Festival Screenings

Friday Oct. 4, 2–8:30 p.m.

Canzani Center Auditorium
Film screenings are $5 each (at the door)

CCAD is proud to host two film screenings and a workshop as part of the Reelabilities Film Festival. For a full listing of film festival screenings and locations, click here.

Nobody’s Perfect
2 p.m.
This documentary follows Niko von Glasow as he recruits 11 people with disabilities to pose nude for a book of photos. Like von Glasow, all were born with deformities as a result of side effects of Thalidomide. The film introduces a fascinating cast of characters who work in politics, the media, sports, astrophysics and acting and raises questions about art, sexuality, and the nature of disability. View trailer.

Workshop: Make Your Own
4–6 p.m. free (sign up at the door)
After watching Nobody’s Perfect, join a hands-on workshop led by CCAD faculty. Learn about the various forms of film and video and how you can work with common items to create sequential stories.

Keynote Address
7 p.m.
Kick-off the festival with a multimedia keynote address by Petra Kuppers, PhD, an Associate Professor of English, Women's Studies, and Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan. Kuppers identifies as a professor, dancer, author, and wheelchair user; her talk will focus on the image of disability and representation in society.

Mary and Max
7:40 p.m.
Mary and Max is a claymated feature film from the creators of the Academy Award–winning Harvie Krumpet. Spanning 20 years and two continents, the film is a tale of friendship between two very different pen pals—Mary Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old girl in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger Syndrome in New York City. View trailer.

9:15 p.m.
Immediately following the film screening, all movie-goers are invited to attend a reception of light appetizers and drinks.


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