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ReelAbilities Film Festival:Cleveland @ Akron

Award-Winning Films! Exhibits and Tours! Film Discussions and Expert Panels! Family Activities!

Now an annual Akron event, Reelabilities Film Festival: Cleveland @ Akron promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities through film and community.

2021 Festival Lineup

ReelAbilities 2021 ASCPL’S Main Event returns! A Special ReelAbilites Film Festival Program photo

ASCPL’S Main Event returns! A Special ReelAbilites Film Festival Program

Thursday, September 30 | 6:30 pm | ASCPL - Main Library

Hal & Minter* (24min)

Leonard Maltin, one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians, will reflect on our featured film, while also sharing his personal Hollywood story as a writer and TV personality and his journey living and thriving with Parkinson’s disease.

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* Mature language and subject matter

ReelAbilities 2021 - Films by Women, for Women

Films By Women/About Women

Thursday, October 7 | 6:30 pm | ASCPL - Main Library

How Much Am I Worth?* (5 min)
Single* (14 min)
Verisimilitude* (13 min)
Full Picture* (12 min)

After the screening, Full Picture subject/producer Santina Muha and director Jacob Reed join us for a thought-provoking conversation about biases, ableism, and privilege. Begin the evening visiting the exhibit Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities.

* Mature language and subject matter

ReelAbilities 2021 - Zombies & more photo

Zombies & More @ Akron Art Museum After Work

Thursday, October 21 | 6:30 pm | Akron Art Museum

I'm So Far* (2 min)
Second Time* (3.5 min)
Dead End Drive* (15 min)

ReelAbilities Film Festival travels across the street to the Akron Art Museum for three short films that will have you on the edge of your seat. After the screening, enjoy a Curator-led gallery tour highlighting works by artists with different abilities.

Enjoy also seasonal activities for the whole family. Summit DD’s pop-up sensory space will be available throughout the event.

* Mature language and subject matter

ReelAbilities 2021 - Akron Makes photo

ReelAbilities @ Akron Makes!

Saturday, November 13 | 10:30 am | ASCPL - Main Library

Hearts of Glass* (68min)

After the film, the auditorium doors open to Akron Makes, a minds-on, hands-on celebration of the innovative and creative in Summit County.

Special Screenings In the Children’s Library at 11 am and 1 pm

Macropolis (8 min)
Fun, family-friendly design activities follow this heart-warming animated short film!

The Sensory Bus will be visiting the Library at Main Street throughout the event.

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* Mature language and subject matter


Details about ReelAbilities Cleveland @ Akron can also be found at SummitDD.org/events. Additional screenings in Cleveland! For more information, visit reelabilities.org/cleveland or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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