In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
DIR. MICHAEL MCNEELY | 10 MIN | CANADA | SHORT | WORLD PREMIERE
In this 10-minute semi-silent experimental short, a young, gay, deaf-blind man faces a number of challenges when purchasing tickets for a musical for himself and his loved ones. Q & A with Director Michael McNeely and Cast.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A
Looking at the Stars
DIR. ALEXANDRE PERALTA | 90 MIN | BRAZIL | DOCUMENTARY
A feature documentary about what it means, in equal parts, to be a woman, a visually impaired person, and a dancer. Looking at the Stars is an intimate glimpse into the lives of the extraordinary ballerinas at the world’s only ballet school for the blind—the Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind.
ACCESS FEATURES: Subtitles
ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/