Houston Reelabilities Film Festival 2016

Arts and Entertainment

February 15, 2016

From: Houston Reelabilities Film Festival

Schedule of Events:

February 4, 2016

12:00PM - 01:30PM: ReelArt: Lunch with the Art-Makers

This lunch will feature ten Celebration Company artists and award-winning commercial photographer Frank White who accompanied them on a photo shoot. The work produced during the photo shoot will be available for viewing and Frank White will share their experiences and insights from the photo shoot.

Location: Nicole Longnecker Gallery

February 11, 2016

06:15PM - 09:00PM: UP Abilities

ReelAbilties Presents ReelPeople: UpAbilities

An Extraordinary Evening with Extraordinary Speakers in Partnership with The UP Experience/Up2

KEVIN PEARCE - Topic: Surviving and Thriving: Life after the Crash

ELEANOR LONGDEN - Topic: Learning From the Voices in My Head

DREW LYNCH - Topic: Embrace Life Even When it Throws You a Curveball

Brief Schedule:
Reception: 6:15 pm
Program: 7:00 pm

Location: Houston Communioty College West Loop South

February 14, 2016

06:30PM - 09:00PM: Opening Night: Keep the Change & Mimi and Dona

Join us for a display of sweet confections. A night for communities, families and all faiths in partnership with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Keep the Change: A coming-of-age love story about a wealthy young man with social disorders who meets a woman at a group for people with intellectual disabilities.

Mimi and Dona: For 92 year-old mother, Mimi, who for 64 years has cared for Dona, her daughter who has an intellectual disability, aging means facing the fact that she will not outlive her daughter, The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with disabilities and details the ripple effects of Dona's disability on three generations of a Texas family.

Brief Schedule:
Reception: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm

Location: Houston Community College West Loop South

February 15, 2016

01:00PM - 02:30PM: No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie

Tony Kane plays a superhero on TV, but in real life he's just another guy who happens to be deaf. Eight-year-old Jacob Lang is also deaf and is having a hard time. When Tony and Jacob's paths cross, they inspire belief in each other and in themselves. Featuring Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin.

07:00PM - 09:00PM: Bipolarized

One man rethinks his mental illness. Bipolarized follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatments and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.

Brief Schedule:
Theater Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Film Begins: 7:00 pm
Postscreening Panel Discussion: 8:20 pm

Location: Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24

February 16, 2016

04:00PM - 05:15PM: Fixed

Told through the perspectives of five individuals with disabilities, the implications of emerging biological and human technology enhancements are analyzed. Holding professional knowledge, as well as firsthand experience, a textured and personal debate is ensued, Economics and agendas help shape a conversation on what it means to be human in the 21st century.

07:00PM - 08:30PM: Short and Sweet: Coaching Colburn, Hear This!, & One Year Later

Coaching Colburn : James Colburn was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who finds joy in small things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him.

Hear This! : When 10 year-old Tristan wants his dad to become the trainer of his soccer team, the club won't allow it because his father is deaf. Tristan decides to prove them wrong.

One Year Later : At the age of 23, Rosa Post suffered a traumatic climbing injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. "One Year Later" tells the story of Rosa's resilience and the community of friends that healed with her.

Brief Schedule:
Theater Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Films Begins: 7:00 pm
Postscreening Discussion featuring One Year Later's Film Star & Director: Rosa Post and Nick Chambers: 8:00 pm

Location: Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24

February 17, 2016

04:00PM - 05:00PM: Body and Soul (De Corpo e Alma)

The amazing story of three young Mozambicans with physical disabilities, who work to help others in their community. Their daily lives reveal how they see themselves, raising questions or self-acceptance and how to find one's place in society.

07:00PM - 09:00PM: The Finishers

In a bid to bond with his distant father, Julien, a charming 17 year-old with cerebral palsy, challenges him to competing together in the Ironman triathlon- a near impossible feat. This is not just a sports film, but a story of one family's exemplary journey and a portrait of the love between father and son.

Brief Schedule:
Theater Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Film Begins: 7:00 pm

Location: Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24

February 18, 2016

04:00PM - 05:30PM: Autistic Like Me: A Father's Story

A candid portrait of the father and male caregiver of children with Autism. Dispelling the archaic idea that "big boys don't cry," a group of fathers open up to each other about the fear, disappointment and ultimately, the acceptance of a parenting experience very different than ones they have envisioned.

Film followed by optional Supportive Group Discussion.

07:00PM - 10:00PM: Come As You Are

On a quest to lose their virginity, three young men with disabilities embark on a wild road trip. Their families think they are on a wine tour in Spain, but this is a cover for their true destination- a Spanish brothel that caters to people with disabilities.

Brief Schedule:
Theater Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Film Begins: 7:00 pm
Closing Night Reception: 9:00 pm
Collaborating Partners: Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Legacy Community Health and Memorial Hermann's Heroes in Health.

Location: Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24

Fest Date: February 14 - 18, 2016

Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24, 3839 Weslayan Street, Houston, Texas 77027
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt Street, Houston, Texas 77098
Houston Community College West Loop South, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77081

For More Information - http://houston.reelabilities.org/