• ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus

    September 12, 2018

Presented by:
VSA Ohio
About the Event:

Sky | Children of God | Stutter | The Astronaut's Secret VSA Ohio and partners present the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival in Columbus at the Gateway Film Center with FREE screenings of award-winning films and local presentations that celebrate the lives, stories, and art of people with disabilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival in Columbus is free and open to the public with screenings every other month, January through November 2018.  Fourteen films including full-length features and shorts addressing some of the many facets of the disability experience will be screened, coming from the US and abroad. Columbus is one of 16 cities in the States to present the traveling program of the New York ReelAbilities Film Festival. ReelAbilities brings the community together to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. SCREENING September 12, 2018: Sky 15 minutes | Netherlands 9-year-old Sky feels powerless and misunderstood among his hearing classmates. He thinks the outsiders don’t understand him, but does he understand them? Children of God 10 minutes | Iraq A young amputee bets his prized possessions on his crush winning the boys vs. girls soccer match. Stutter 13 minutes | USA A strong-willed man with a stutter resolves to win his son’s respect by speaking to the boy’s class on Career Day. Astronaut's Secret 30 minutes | USA In 1996, Michael ‘Rich’ Clifford performed the first American spacewalk while docked to the Russian Mir Space Station. Fifteen years later Rich Clifford reveals that he had Parkinson’s disease while performing that spacewalk. --- Matinee : 10:30am (films only) Event : 6:00pm social hour in the Gateway's Torpedo Room, live programming TBA, film at 7:00pm   --- 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus is always free and always at Gateway Film Center. January 17 - Tramontane March 14 - Lefty & Loosey; Nocebo; The Quiet Ones; The Forgotten May 16 - Nise: the Heart of Madness July 18 - Sanctuary September 12 - Sky; Children of God; Stutter; The Astronaut's Secret November 14 - Midfield; Prison Dogs Registration is requested but not required. To make a reservation, please visit our website at You can also make a reservation in-person at the Gateway Film Center located at 1550 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43201 or call the Gateway at 614-247-4433. ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus is presented by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability. VSA Ohio is a non-profit organization. The touring program is sponsored by the ReelAbilities Film Festival and JCC Manhattan, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Friends of VSA Ohio, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, ARC Industries and in partnership with Gateway Film Center, Illuminating: Ohio State Film Studies, Nicolette Cinematographics, Food for Good Thought, Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, Southeast Inc. Healthcare Services, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and local artists. This is an accessible cultural event; additional accommodation confirmations should be directed to VSA Ohio. More information is available at Or contact us: 614-241-5325 | VSA Ohio

Event Schedule:

September 12, 2018

  • Wed Sep 12, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 12, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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