During this time of isolation, we all need disability culture and community! To support this need, Superfest Disability Film Festival, the longest running festival of its kind in the world, is presenting its first-ever online showcase. A huge thank you to the filmmakers who are letting us share their films in this format free of charge! All films will play with open audio description and captioning, and live captioning will be provided for introductions and conversation. For other questions/concerns: Emily Beitiks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awake (22 minutes)
Anna, a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake, and watch an Ingmar Bergman film.
Gaelynn Lea (11 minutes)
Minnesota violinist and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea travels the upper Midwest on tour, experiencing the ups and downs of the road while hustling hard to make it as a performer and artist.
Stinky Chicken Dog (13 minutes)
New filmmaker Jenni Funk explores the complex and beautiful relationships between people with disabilities and their animals.
The Gallery (8 minutes)
At an audition, Maya becomes part of an absurd cycle, and loses track of who she's performing for and why.
Chief (17 minutes)
This reverent ode to the service dog tells the story of German immigrant Sonja Ohldag and her dog Chief.
Inclinations (5 minutes)
Choreographed, directed and shot from disability perspectives, this dance-on-video short contrasts the playful connections when disability aesthetics, community and a ramp meet the institutional histories and discordant inclinations that can lurk just below the surface.