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May 12, 2021

Disability on Film: Sound of Metal

Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)

On May 12 in Disability on Film, we look at Darius Marder's Academy Award-winning Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a heavy metal drummer in recovery thrown into crisis when he suddenly loses his hearing. The conversation will consider the film as an example of a disability recovery melodrama, as well as touch on Ahmed's and Paul Raci's performances and responses from the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Streaming on Crave, and for free on Hoopla through the Toronto Public Library.

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.


Event will be captioned with Zoom Auto captions. Other accessibility features available by request.


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.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)

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

Phone number: 416.924.6211

Email: info@mnjcc.org

The MNjcc is home to a 3800+ member state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, the 285 seat Al Green Theatre, four schools, three choirs, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, Jewish Life programming, and a robust adult cultural program. It is a founding member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, and the lead organizer of the annual Annex Family Festival.