Tickets are now available for the ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival. Nine award-winning, international films will be screened in central Ohio from Saturday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 7, 2012. This is the first time Columbus and VSA Ohio will present a disability film festival. Venues include the Columbus Museum of Art, Arena Grand Movie Theatre, OSU Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, and Ohio Historical Society. A full schedule, trailers, tickets and more information is available at Columbus.ReelAbilities.org.

Tickets can be purchased by credit card, online at Columbus.reelabilities.org or with check or cash by contacting VSA Ohio at 614.241.5325. Ticket options include a Festival Pass ($75, valid for all 9 screenings), Opening Night ($20, Saturday, Nov. 3), or as individual screenings ($10, Sunday Nov. 3 – Wednesday, Nov. 7). Discounted rates for each ticket option are available to students, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and groups over 20. All ticket purchases include access to discussions and art experiences. Due to space limitations pre-purchases are recommended, but can be bought at the door.

An opening night gala celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3rd at the Columbus Museum of Art, presenting the award-winning film, Warrior Champions (USA). The movie profiles four Iraq War veterans who returned home with life changing injuries that they turned into Olympic dreams. The evening includes a pre-VIP reception, Key Note speech by Ohio State University disability studies scholar, Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, post-screening panel discussion and open reception with music by pianist Steven Yee from Cincinnati. This film screening is sponsored by Special Olympics Ohio (www.sooh.org).

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people.  All films are captioned or subtitled and include live or recorded audio description.  All venues are wheelchair accessible.  Individuals needing other accommodations to participate should contact VSA Ohio directly at 614.241.5325 by Friday, October 26.

ReelAbilities is a groundbreaking film festival that unites dozens of partners in an effort to promote awareness and appreciation of lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities, all through the easily accessible art form of film. ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, and its traveling program, present award-winning films, accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs which bring the community together to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

ReelAbilities Columbus is presented by VSA Ohio (www.vsao.org)and  sponsored by the Saul Schottenstein Foundation B, Greater Columbus Arts Council,  Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, Special Olympics Ohio, Puffin Foundation West, KeyBank, Goodwill Columbus, Southeast Inc., Kiwanis International of Columbus, Columbus International Program, and Square One Salon and Day Spa.

Contact
Erin Hoppe
614-241-5325
ehoppe@vsao.org
VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability
77 S. High Street, Floor 2
Columbus OH 43215

 

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