ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival @ Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre

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ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival  @ Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre 

Sunday, March 10

1pm: GETTING UP

Guest Speaker:  Theresa Imperato, RN, Nurse Coordinator, ALS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center

After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, graffiti artist TemptOne regains his creative voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/reelabilities-festival-getting-up/

3:30 pm: WAMPLER’S ASCENT

Guest Speakers: Steve Wampler & family

A man with severe form of cerebral palsy ascends the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in YosemiteNational Park. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/reelabilities-festival-wamplers-ascent/

Steve Wampler needs to do 20,000 pull-ups to climb the famous El CapitanMountain in Yosemite – only 2-6 inches at a time, due to his cerebral palsy. His wife and two children cheer him on from below, along with fans who have come to support his important mission. In 2002, Steve founded a camp for kids with disabilities, and his climb will be a testament to the idea that kids with disabilities can do anything to which they set their minds

3:15pm: Reception open to ticket holders for both programs

$10 Members / $15 Public / each film, includes discussion & reception. (Double feature: $16/Members; $26/Public) Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006

ReelAbilities is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with different disabilities

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