Free Film Screening~Intelligent LivesName: Free Film Screening~Intelligent LivesDate: October 13, 2018Time: 2:50 PM - 6:00 PM PDTEvent Description:
From the award winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people of America.
Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge the perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States.
Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.
Together we can create a world where everyone's abilities and talents are valued.
This film will be showing in Grants Pass at the Southgate Cinemas October 12-18th. Southern Oregon Aspire will be hosting and buying out the theater for the 2:50 showing on Saturday October 13th which will be followed by a question and answer period for individuals, parents, care providers, community partners, employees, etc that wish to participate. Although the tickets to this showing will be free, there are a limited amount of seats. Please either call or email Tiffany Schmelzer at 541-237-3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets.
Here is a link to the Intelligent Lives film trailer