Seton Hall University
ReelAbilities NJ
The ReelAbilities: New Jersey Disabilities Film Festival is coming to Seton Hall University!

On March 13-14, 2013, Seton Hall is proud to host two screening events as part of the multi-venue film festival. These films are inspiring stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities, including paralysis by Lou Gehrig’s disease, Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Down Syndrome. ReelAbilities brings award-winning films to host cities throughout the nation and around the world. Seton Hall is one of several venues in the state for this year’s New Jersey Disabilities Film Festival.

Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Walsh Gymnasium, Seton Hall University, South Orange Campus
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

Getting Up Getting Up
Director: Casky Ebeling

After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, graffiti artist TemptOne regains his creative voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art once again. USA, 2012, 73 minutes, Documentary

 

Thursday, March 14
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Jubilee Hall Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange Campus
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079


Reel Encounters
is a collection of four powerful shorts

Flying AnneFlying Anne
Director: Catherine van Campen
Eleven-year-old Anne is the kind of beautiful girl you can’t take your eyes off. The longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’ from her Tourette’s syndrome - she suddenly spins or licks something. Anne is afraid of being teased at school and tries to keep her tics in check though she prefers ‘flying’ through life, so no one notices her tics. Netherlands, 2010, 21 minutes, Documentary

Sensory OverloadSensory Overload
Director: Miguel Jiron
This animation gives the viewer a glimpse into the sensory overload experienced by people with autism and shows how often sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life. USA, 2012, 3 minutes, Narrative

Be My BrotherBe My Brother
Director: Genevieve Clay
A young man with Down Syndrome breaks down the barriers of social prejudice when his charm and charisma challenge the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop. Australia, 2009, 8 minutes, Narrative

Autism In LoveAutism in Love
Director: Michelle Friedline
RV Kuser is a clever and dapper man of 50 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has learned to suppress certain behaviors so he can fully embrace life. He and his wife Marlene, share secrets about their bond and RV reveals the true meaning of unconditional love. USA, 2012, 9 minutes, Documentary

At the conclusion of each screening event, Seton Hall University faculty will lead a panel discussion.

Tickets

Seton Hall University is offering FREE admission to both screening events. A limited number of tickets is available by advanced request. Admission will be on a "Will Call" basis at each venue.

Request Tickets: Please contact Bernadette McVey in the Office of the Provost at bernadette.mcvey@shu.edu or (973) 761-9655.

Include the following in your email:

  • Date(s) of the screening event(s) you wish to attend
  • Total number of tickets needed for each screening event 
  • Your first and last name 
  • Email address 
  • Phone number 
  • How you heard about the event

Class Screenings:
Seton Hall University faculty members wishing to request tickets for their classes to attend together should contact Bernadette McVey in the Office of the Provost at bernadette.mcvey@shu.edu or (973) 761-9655 by Friday, March 1.

 

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