The Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston has announced the official selections for this year’s festival and will be run March 29 – April 6. It is co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival and sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation.

ReelAbilities strives for the inclusion of all people and is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities from a variety of communities.

This year’s films include “Asperger’s Are Us“; “Gabe“; “Life, Animated“; “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing“; “My Hero Brother“; “Notes on Blindness“; “Rachel Is“; “That Which Is Possible“; “The Rebound“; and “True Smile.”

“The line-up for this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival is one of the best we’ve ever had in Boston due to the number of high quality documentary films produced about people with disabilities,” said Mara Bresnahan, festival director. “Each documentary challenges our audience to think differently about people with disabilities in a time when conversations about diversity are crucial. In addition to the variety of perspectives represented in the films, their stories unfold on the screen in a unique and beautiful way.”


“Issues of inclusion continue to be a challenge in the entertainment world,” said Sharon Shapiro, trustee of the Ruderman Family Foundation. “The ReelAbilities Film Festival in Boston showcases the accomplishments of those with differing abilities and reminds us of the value of including these individuals in mainstream films.”

The ReelAbilities Film Festival, Boston will take place at 11 theaters in and around Boston, all of which are wheelchair accessible. Every screening, with the exception of “Notes on Blindness” and the closing night showing of “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing,” are free, but advanced registration is recommended.

Registration and tickets for individual screenings, the full film schedule and more can be found on our website.

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