Superfest Showcase and Pizza Party

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Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Black and white photo of two women sitting on a park bench
Enjoy highlights from 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. Pizza and refreshments served. All films are audio described. Free.
Location: 
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco
Directions: 
Sponsor: 
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Contact: 
Andrea Vecchione
Phone: 
415-694-7311
Event extras: 

Program

  • Awake: Anna, a woman living with multiple sclerosis, is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake and watch an Ingmar Bergman film. Both women are blind, played by blind actors Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill in this existential comedy.
  • Regionne Caecorum: If a society is built with disabled people as the norm, will the one-eyed man really be king?
  • When Brenden Met Hiroe: Brenden Borellini, a deaf/blind photographer from Australia yearns to return to Japan to meet up again with blind photographer Hiroe Takahashi, who he met at a blind and deaf/blind workshop in photography the year before.
  • 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.”

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