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April 7, 2021

Disability on Film - Disability and the Oscars

Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

Join critic, writer, curator, and lecturer Angelo Muredda as he takes a critical look at disability on film in this popular series at the MNJCC. Disability and The Oscars: An Annotated History of Disabled Mimicry at the Academy Awards

You do not need to screen all of the following films, but they may come up in the lecture. The Miracle Worker, Rain Man, Forrest Gump, Scent of a Woman, The Theory of Everything, Joker, Children of a Lesser God

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Tickets are $8. No attendee will be turned away due to lack of funds! Email shiraw@mnjcc.org for more info on discounts and complimentary ticket options. Please contact shiraw@mnjcc.org with any questions.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2, Canada

Phone number: 416-924-6211

Email: LiviyaM@MNJCC.org

In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF. Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. Over the past 4 years, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto has launched programs alongside producing the festival in the spring of each year. Programs such as the ReelAccess/CinemAccessible Guide and the CBC-ReelAbilities Breaking Barriers Film Fund have helped build this Toronto festival into a mainstay of the city’s disability and cinematic fabric! Our ReelEducation program has brought films and lesson plans about equity and inclusion into 118 schools across the province, in 28 schoolboards.