June 24, 2020
Disability on Film: Sins Invalid
Hosted by ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival
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. We’ve got evil villains, sci fi superheroes, magical cures, questions of representation, imagined futures, and more!
On June 24 we will discuss Sins Invalid (2013) by Patty Berne.
“There is no right or wrong body of a conscious revolutionary mind.”
Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performance. Sins Invalid is as an entryway into the absurdly taboo topic of sexuality and disability, manifesting a new paradigm of disability justice.
Participants are asked to watch the film in advance as this is a talk and not a screening. The film is available on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/sins-invalid-unshamed-claim-beauty
Three tiers of Pay-What-You-Can tickets: $10, $5, and free. CART is provided.