Films and Events

Films & Events

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion and offers many accommodations. All films are captioned or subtitled (unless otherwise noted) and all venues are wheelchair accessible. We also offer audio description, ASL interpretation, CART, and information in Braille for select events and upon advance request. Please see each film or event listing for accessibility information. Anyone needing additional accommodations to participate should contact the screening location in their city in advance of the event.

Schedule

Friday Evening Showing, Opening Night, May 27th, 7-9:15pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned; every event will be ASL interpreted; and all films Friday and Saturday will be audio described. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

Trailer is Closed Captioned.

Imber’s Left Hand

Friday Evening, May 27th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

In the summer of 2012, painter Jon Imber was diagnosed with a fatal degenerative disease, ALS. The film traces his adaptations, from switching from painting with his right hand to his left, and then to both hands as the position progresses. he paints more than 100 portraits in a four-month span. – 1hr 20min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Guest Room

Friday Evening, May 27th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Glee’s Lauren Potter grapples with questions of motherhood in this twelve-minute story of a newly expectant mother with Down Syndrome. – 12min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

On Beauty

Friday Evening, May 27th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Rick re-focused his lens and uses it to challenge convention and redefine beauty. – 30min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Saturday Matinee Showing, May 28th, 2-4:15pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned; every event will be ASL interpreted; and all films Friday and Saturday will be audio described. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

Trailer is Subtitled, but not Closed Captioned

Touch of the Light

Saturday Matinee, May 28th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A blind piano prodigy. A waitress who dreams of being a dancer. Touch of the Light is the true story of Huang Yu-Siang (who plays himself) and the journey of discovery from his rural village to a prestigious university. He befriends Jie (Sandrine Pinna), and they inspire each other to chase their dreams. – 1hr 10min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Coaching Colburn

Saturday Matinee, May 28th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Jame Colburn was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who finds joy in the smallest things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him. – 16min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Men in construction vests walk between shipping containers. One is pointing forward.

Midfield

Saturday Matinee, May 28th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

An ordinary workday in the life of a stevedore, who executes his job with surprising grace and simplicity — but when Sunday comes, an altogether different man emerges. – 6min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Trailer is Subtitled, but not Closed Captioned in English

Motherly

Saturday Matinee, May 28th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A blind mother searches a park for her son to find out whether the girl he is dating is beautiful or not. – 13min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Saturday Evening Showing, Social Justice Saturday, May 28th, 7-9pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned; every event will be ASL interpreted; and all films Friday and Saturday will be audio described. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

Trailer is Closed Captioned

Fixed

Saturday, May 28th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? How are prosthetics or brain implants different from jetpacks or plastic surgery? And why are some enhancements seen as superior while others result in discrimination? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. – 61min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A man in a wheelchair rolls past a display of art on the sidewalk. He holds a package in his lap.

The Commute

Saturday, May 28th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A short film that takes it’s viewers on the arduous journey wheelchair users depending on public transportation face everyday. Soundtrack performed by The National. – 3.5min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A close up on a young boy's face in profile. He's wearing a cochlear implant.

Sounds for Mazin

Saturday, May 28th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Mazin is born deaf and will get an operation that makes him hear. He looks forward to it, but it also scares him. How will all these new sounds change Mazin’s life? This film explores the controversy surrounding cochlear implants and the preservation of Deaf culture. – 19min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Sunday Matinee Showing, May 29th, 2-4pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned. Every event will be ASL interpreted. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

Explicit Content: the Sunday matinee showing contains films with explicit content.

Trailer is Subtitled, but not Closed Captioned

Habana Muda

Sunday, May 29th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Habana Muda tells the story of Chino, a deaf farmer in Havana, who is torn between staying with his family or joining a gay Mexican man named Jose who wants to help him leave Cuba. Habana Muda presents a very real look at the intricate webs we weave as humans in our quest for love, meaning and fulfillment. – 61min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A man with down syndrome and a woman sit on a bench. The man is holding a recorder up to his mouth.

Be My Brother

Sunday, May 29th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A young man with Down Syndrome breaks down the barriers of social prejudice when his charm and charisma challenge the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop. – 9min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Trailer is Subtitled, but not Closed Captioned in English

Hear This

Sunday, May 29th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

When 10-year-old Tristan wants his dad to become the trainer of his soccer team, the club won’t allow it because his father is deaf. Tristan decides to prove them wrong. – 15min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A colorful drawing of a child holding his hands over his ears.

Sensory Overload

Sunday, May 29th, 2pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

This animation gives the viewer a glimpse into the sensory overload experienced by people with autism and shows how often sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life. – 3min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Sunday Evening Showing of Local Films, May 29th, 7-7:45pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned. Every event will be ASL interpreted. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

Two hands hold an action figure of a woman in a robe with long, blonde hair. There is a colorful ceramic cat in the background.

Cat Lady

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

An impromptu exploration of taking pure delight in cats and cat figurines. – 3.5min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Tread Lightly

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company dances in a skate park. – 5min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Three young people wearing white, their feet and hands covered in paint, dance across a canvas. A woman films them.

Paint Dance

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company dip their hands and feet in paint and dance across a canvas. – 5min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A close up of an eye. The skin around the eye is covered in what looks like dried mud.

Waking the Green Sound

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Three mysterious beings concoct a botanical fugue among the trees, revealed through the peculiar landscapes of dancers. Journey into the fantastical, dream-like and vibrant scenes. – 15min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Mystery Street

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A group of teenagers hang out together on the shore of the Willamette River. Two strangers warn them not to go down a particular street, but they don’t listen… – 7min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A close up on a woman's head. Her eye's are closed and covered with glittery eye shadow.

I AM Disability

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

This satirical spoken word piece mocks ways that non-disabled people try to relate to disabled people by focusing on our impairments and demanding we accept their help. – 3min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

An older woman in a white nightgown lies in a bed. The bed is in a field of grass. On the right, a man's arm and side.

Coppice

Sunday, May 29th, 7pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A surreal short in which a man visits his ailing mother in a coppice. – 4min

A local film presented by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Sunday Evening Showing, Comedy Shorts, May 29th, 8-9pm

Purchase tickets for Portland ReelAbilities film showings at https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html

Venue is wheelchair accessible. All films will be closed captioned. Every event will be ASL interpreted. Please do not wear any scents to the showings.

The Mobile Stripper

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

A security guard at an abandoned mall encounters a woman in a hot pink mobile home. She asks him for directions to a gas station and things escalate from there. – 14min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

A close up on two pairs of hands, fingers interlaced. They are stretched over a table with coffee cups on it.

The Kiss

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Comedy in which a couple meets in a café on their first date. But when they strike up a conversation with the couple on the next table, they find themselves witnessing a very unusual kiss. – 7min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

The back of a bald man's head. He faces rows of empty chairs.

The Conference

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

When a non-disabled man attempts to host a disability conference, hilarity ensues. – 16min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

Jazz Hand

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm

at Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

What happens when a woman’s prosthetic hand falls off during a dance audition? – 3min

Portland ReelAbilities is presented and produced by Disability Art and Culture Project.

ReelAbilities National Sponsors

ReelAbilities: Portland, OR

259 SE 162nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97233

503-358-9085

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