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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.


* 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.


* Mature language and subject matter

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

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