Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns to Kean!

ReelAbilities Filim Festival New Jersey at Kean from March 30 to April 1

ReelAbilities New Jersey celebrates the lives, stories and artistic abilities of people with all types of disabilities through award-winning short and feature-length films.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival runs from Thursday, March 30, to Saturday, April 1, 2023. Films can either be screened in-person at Kean University or viewed virtually from home.

The festival is free but registration is required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per session. A talkback and Q&A session will follow all screenings.

Three pictures depicting the following from left to right: two males with the same hat color laughing together, the shadow of a person on a wheelchair and a street lamp, and two teenagers in sports, laughing, one standing and another in a wheelchair

Join us for a screening of I Didn't See You There, My Disability Roadmap, and Dwarfo-psychosis and stay for a talkback.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31 @ 6:00 PM
Join us for a screening of Here.Is.Better., with Beautiful, and Borderline Coffee and stay for a talkback.

ReelAbilities Featured Films watch party is November 18 at 3 pm and 7 pm and November 20 at 7 pm

Join us for ReelLove and ReelPandemic Shorts including Beat Lingo, Aimee Victoria, See Through, Signs and Gestures, Lockdown Tale, The Body is a House of Familiar Rooms, Aggrappati a Me/Hold On to Me

Two pictures depicting the following from left to right: a man with a white painted face and a hat, looking sad; a male with his left arm raised holding a guitar and stage smoke on the back

Join us for a screening of Imperfect with Nick Lightning and stay for a talkback.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

  The statewide ReelAbilities Film Festival New Jersey is led by Montclair State University and supported by the Kessler Foundation. Kean University's film festival is hosted by Kean Stage and generously supported by the Human Rights Institute and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as community partners.



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Ali Stroker on her wheelchair

Ali Stroker

Saturday, April 1
@ 7:30 pm

Broadway's Ali Stroker won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as 'Ado Annie' in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! She made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening.


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