Becoming Bulletproof: Thursday, October 20th 7pm
Follow a diverse community of artists from Zeno Mountain Farm who come together year after year to make a Hollywood movie, find friendship and grow as actors and individuals, regardless of their ability. This refreshingly genuine and endearing film-within-a-film reveals a dynamic, inclusive world that transcends stigmas and challenges stereotypes, while raising important questions about the lack of artistic opportunities for people with disabilities.
Winner, Audience Choice Award, Best Film – Cleveland International Film Festival
“Becoming Bulletproof is as enjoyable as it is inspiring.” – Frank Scheck,Hollywood Reporter
Followed by a conversation with AJ Murray, an actor living with cerebral palsy, and Will Halby, co-founder and director of Zeno Mountain Farm.
Margarita with a Straw: Saturday, October 22nd 7pm
An aspiring young writer with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to attend New York University. After a chance encounter with a fiery female activist, she begins to explore this uncharted world and its liberal sexualities. Based on the true story of a young Punjabi woman, Margarita with a Straw is a unique coming-of-age story about love, identity, and sexuality. (Appropriate for ages 16+)
Winner, Best Asian Film Award (NETPAC) – Toronto International Film Festival
Winner, Special Jury Award for Lead Actress, Kalki Koechlin – National Film Awards, India
“Margarita with a Straw is an unexpected delight of charm and substance.” —Dennis Harvey, Variety
“The film Margarita with a Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized.” —James Luce, The Huffington Post
Community Partner: ReelQ