ReelAbilities Opening Night Film Announced







October 3 | 7pm | SouthSide Works Cinema

The Drummer and the Keeper
Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Nick Kelly
2017, Ireland, 93 minutes

Gabriel is a young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent Bipolar diagnosis from his band mates. When his therapist orders him to participate in a mixed-ability football game, he meets Christopher, an institutionalized 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome who yearns to find a purpose. This funny, heartwarming film explores how two young men with wildly different lives find true friendship. (Suggested for ages 16+)

Audience Award — Best Film — Cleveland International Film Festival

“[Director] Kelly is fearless in the way he tackles mental illness.”— Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Director and actors have been invited to attend.

Screening followed by an after-party in lower lobby.

Check out the trailer:



Tickets available September 12th at

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ReelAbilities Pittsburgh presents award-winning films that promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of individuals with disabilities.

All screenings are presented with open captions, audio description and ASL interpretation. SouthSide Works Cinema is fully accessible.

October 3 – 9
SouthSide Works Cinema
Tickets on sale: September 12th, 2018



Film Pittsburgh presents the best independent cinema from around the world, bringing people together to discover films that promote diversity, cultural tolerance and innovative visual storytelling.

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