Spring 2014 Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM EDT
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Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM until 8:30 AM

Location: Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street, Buffalo NY, 14226

Phone: 716-629-3626

Link: http://www.disabilityfilmfest.org/index.html

Event Description

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM EDT

The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. will host the Spring 2014 Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street in Buffalo. The featured film is “Raising Matty Christian.” The purpose of the event is to educate attendees, challenge stereotypes and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities.

The movie profiles the life of Matthew ‘Matty’ Christian (1983-2009), from the town of Canton, MA, who was born without full limbs or a tongue. The film chronicles his dally struggles, uplifting achievements, and how his parents, Allie and Jerry Christian, raised him to face his challenges head on.

A reception will be held 5 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo (half mile from theatre). The film’s Director and Producer Christian de Rezendes and Associate Producer Paul Plotkin will be the keynote speakers. They will share why they created the movie and how Matty Christian has inspired them.

Movie tickets are available in advance at the Museum of disABILITY History and can also be purchased at the Amherst Dipson Theatre on the day of the event. Tickets are $5 per person. The speakers’ segment at the Museum is free to all film screening patrons.

To learn more, visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716-629-3626. The sponsor of the Spring 2014 Annual disABILITIES Film Festival is the New York State Council on the Arts.

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