Superfest Showcase at San Francisco Public Library

Friday, April 19, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Photo of Gaelynn Lea singing and playing violin
Enjoy highlights from the Superfest Disability Film Festival, curated for your viewing enjoyment. For more than 30 years, this annual Bay Area film festival has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its diverse, complex and engaging facets. Singer Gaelynn Lea, featured in one of the festival's shorts, will be present for a conversation. Free.
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Event extras: 


  • Gaelynn Lea: The Songs We Sing: Minnesota violinist and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea travels the upper Midwest on tour, experiencing the ups and downs of the road while hustling hard to make it as a performer and artist.
  • Stumped: Climber Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. She was born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. “I don’t want to just be a good one-armed climber,” she says. “I want to be a good climber.”
  • Who Am I to Stop It: This semi-observational documentary explores isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury. Through cinéma vérité, the film follows Dani Sanderson, a poet and beat boxer, as she navigates autonomy, relationships and questions of family, queer sexuality and faith.

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