Join us for this collaboration with Disability Pride Philadelphia to celebrate the best of disability films!
This short film program will cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens, all formerly featured at Superfest Disability Film Festival!
Films will play with open audio description and captioning. ASL/live captioning provided.
Disability Culture Rap - a special 20th anniversary presentation of this Superfest 2000 winner, featuring poet/activist/performer Cheryl Marie Wade, we take a fresh look at disability in America. Not the usual anthropological study of disabled people as specimens, here we assume that, yes, there is a disability culture, marked by a flat out, no apologies celebration of difference.
The Barber of Augusta (26 Minutes) Toronto native Matthew Genser goes to great lengths to find his unexpected superpower: cutting hair. Like all superheroes, he has a dark side; but in his costume, he’s invincible. Put on your cape and get lined up!
Bastion (10 Minutes) Just before closing time, a completely bald man walks into a barber shop. Reflections in the window and an irritating fringe have told him that it’s time for a haircut.
The Chili Story (3 Minutes) A true story about desire and the arousal of taboo on a BART train.
Everything is Incredible (11 minutes) Tells the story of Agustin, a Honduran man born into poverty and living with the debilitating effects of polio in the small mountain town of Siquatepeque, Honduras. Since 1958, he has been building a helicopter from miscellaneous materials, including bicycle parts, rebar, and wood. Agustin's project is admired by some members of his community and scoffed at by others. His story reveals his imagination, creativity, and perseverance.