MAY 17, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
PETALUMA ARTS CENTER
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.
ASL will be provided, please provide other access requests by May 7.
**FREE EVENT WITH RSVP**
Directed by Taylor Keating & Cedar Wright
United States, 2017, Documentary Short
Climber Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. She was born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. “I don’t want to just be a good one-armed climber,” says Maureen, “I want to be a good climber.”
Directed by Riccardo Di Gerlando
Italy, 2016, Short
A sharply-dressed young man with Down syndrome sneaks out of his house to visit an art museum and causes a disruption.Through humor and irreverence, this film reminds us that art can be interpreted by everyone, not just the "experts."
Regione Caecorum (In the Land of the Blind)
Directed by Drew Goldsmith
United States, 2013, Short Stop-motion
If a society is built with blind persons as the norm, it might be the person with sight who feels disabled as this short stop-motion animation illustrates.
Directed by Pavel Gumennikov
Latvia, 2017, Short
Just Go is inspired by the true story about a young man, name ‘Just” who at age 24 lost both of his legs in a childhood accident. In this love story/action film, viewers are reminded that looks can be deceiving.
Directed By Cheng Zhang & Reid Davenport
United States, 2015, Documentary Short
This documentary short follows the lives of a deaf couple with hearing children and the unexpected outlet that brings their family closer together.
The Sea Reminds Me
Directed by Ray Jacobs & Jonathon Tritton
England, 2013, Short
Mark, a disabled man who cannot come to terms with his father's death, is yearning for real touch and connections. He is drawn to a Welsh seaside town, a place haunted with childhood memories.
StopGap in Stop Motion
Directed by Stephen Featherstone
United Kingdom, 2017, Short Stop-motion
Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison.
Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith & R. Bryan
Australia, 2012, Short
When Thomas Howell goes to interview for his dream job at a prestigious law firm, he isn’t expecting that the interviewer will be a quirky, pop culture-referencing, young man with Down syndrome. However, as Thomas, the interviewer, and the firm’s senior partner learn, the right man for the job can come in an unexpected package.