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Annual ReelAbilities Film Festivals For Akron and Cleveland Go Virtual for 2020

ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities through award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. Post-screening discussions and other engaging activities will bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

This fall, ReelAbilities Film Festival--Cleveland, representing nine organizations in Akron and Cleveland (including the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Summit DD), will present its annual festival in a new, virtual format. The films, and related discussions and activities, will run October 3-30, and are free and open to the public.

All films have open captions and audio descriptions. CART and ASL will be provided for all Zoom activities and discussions.

2020 Festival Lineup

Ian JMaxx revisedIan, JMaxx and the Universal Language

View the films: October 3-10
Hip Hop Movement/Education Workshop and Q+A: October 8, 8 pm 
Children’s Art Activities: October 9, 11:30 am
Topics: Autism, physical disabilities, dance, art, youth, family

Moment to Moment Revel in Your Body Dont Foil My Plans revisedMoment to Moment, Revel in Your Body, Don’t Foil My Plans

View the films: October 9-16
Discussion on Art Therapy: October 15, 7:30 pm
Filmmaker Q+A: October 15, 8 pm
Topics: Art, dementia, dance, autism, independent living

Sock Guys 25 Prospect Street revisedSock Guys, 25 Prospect St.

View the films: October 16-23
Filmmaker Q+A: October 22, 8 pm
Topic: Intellectual Disabilities, employment, inclusion, film industry

Code of Freaks revisedCode of the Freaks

View the film: October 23-30
Filmmaker Q+A: October 28, 8 pm
Topic: Disability representation, film industry, art, history

For more information and to register for the film screenings, discussions, and activities, visit  

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