Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Jim Gloster | USA | 2011 | 40 min. | Narrative
“Aphasia” tells the true story of actor Carl McIntyre about the effects of a massive stroke he suffered at the age of 44 - he lost his ability to read, write and speak. Starring as himself, McIntyre portrays his life story with an incredibly nuanced performance. Through humor and pathos, “Aphasia” speaks to anyone who has struggled to meet life’s challenges.
When & Where
ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival 2014
Jewish Family Service and its Alexander Institute for Inclusion are the proud organizers of the city-wide event ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival 2014. With TIRR Memorial Hermann as the Lead Sponsor and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ support, ReelAbilities strives to make Houston a more inclusive community by reducing the stigma associated with disabilities.The festival is committed to promoting appreciation and awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with various disabilities. The festival will present award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs will bring together our community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.