ReelAbilities: Denver film fest takes place May 5-8

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The first-ever Colorado-based ReelAbilities: Denver Film Festival will take place as a virtual event May 5-8.

The film festival, which is being hosted by the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, features a variety of films and supplemental content such as an adaptive dance/movement class, a mindfulness workshop and panel discussions led by, for and about people with various disabilities. Partnering community organizations for the festival include the Phamaly Theatre Company, Jewish Family Service, Firefly Autism and Colorado Conservatory of Dance/Art as Action.

All of the festival’s content will be inclusive and accessible to everyone, featuring open captions, audio description narration, pre-recorded spoken content and ASL interpretation will be offered. All festival content will be offered virtually and on-demand for home access during the entirety of the festival.

Additionally, the film festival features pay-what-you-can ticketing. The recommended ticket price is $12 for feature-length films and supplemental programs, and $6 for short films.

The presenting sponsor of ReelAbilities: Denver is Jane E. Rosenbaum, who created the Danielle’s Fund for Special Needs for her daughter with autism.

“In the world we live in, there are so many people who are unaware of the uniqueness of people with differences and I always want to try to bring more awareness to these people,” Rosenbaum said in a news release. “I hope the community sees how important it is to look beyond appearances and get to know people, all kinds of people; people who are different from themselves. In that way, I hope that the world can be a more welcoming and less judgmental place for all of us.”

To learn more about the ReelAbilities: Denver Film Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.jccdenver.org/reelabilities.

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