11TH ANNUAL REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL: NEW YORK April 2-9, 2019

| March 20, 2019

https://reelabilities.org/newyork/

FEATURES OPENING NIGHT GALA
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
Dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky
90 min, USA, Documentary
The stories of Jonas, a boy born with genetic deafness who grew up with cochlear implants, and his aging deaf grandfather, who debates the use of this technology. Both at turning points in their lives, they set forth on a intergenerational journey which explores silence, deafness, and Beethoven’s legendary composition written the year that he became deaf. Premiered at Sundance 2019 and produced by HBO. Preceded by red carpet at 6:30 pm.
Tue, Apr 2, 7 pm @ Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Opening Night Leadership
Lynn Bartner-Wiesel + Elisha Wiesel, co-chair
Michelle + Jeff Feig, co-chair
Jordana + David Manzano, advisory council chair

CLOSING NIGHT
The Drummer and the Keeper
Dir. Nick Kelly
93 min, Ireland, Narrative
Gabriel is a drummer in a promising band, desperate to hide his bipolar diagnosis from his exasperated band mates. At a therapeutic mixed-ability soccer game he’s obliged to attend, Gabriel meets Christopher, a teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome, and the two are forced to “make friends.” Screening preceded by reception and red carpet starting at 6 pm.
Tue, Apr 9, 7 pm | IAC Building, co-presented by Vimeo
América
Dir. Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside
75 min, USA, Documentary
Diego, a young circus artist, returns home and reunites with his brothers after their grandmother, América, falls from her bed. Diego is a dreamer who sees poetry and purpose in this tragedy. His dream of familial cohesion fades into reality as the brothers clash over money, communication, and the challenge of caring for América.
Wed, Apr 3, 7 pm | Maysles Documentary Center