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ReelMusic
February 23
Doors: open 5:00 | Music: 6:00 - 8:00
ReelArt
January 30 - March 31
ReelPeople: UP Abilities
February 16
Films
February 19-23
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Post-Screening Discussions

Brochure 2014 Post Screening Discussions
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JFS Disabilities Services Alexander Institute for Inclusion - Host Organizer
Focus on Abilities
TIRR - Memorial Hermann
Save the Dates! February 9-13, 2014

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2014 ReelAbilities Preview


"Musical Chairs"
Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Talento Bilingüe de Houston

The JFS Disability Services Alexander Institute for Inclusion works to foster a community that includes all individuals by striving to eliminate the stigma associated with disabilities. After tremendous success in 2013, Jewish Family Service is excited that Houston will be able to experience ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival once again in 2014.

ReelAbilities is the largest film festival in the nation committed to promoting appreciation and awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with various disabilities. The festival will present award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs will bring together our community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR Memorial Hermann) will serve as the lead sponsor of this new cultural event in Houston’s arts and human services arena.


2014 PSA from Mayor Annise Parker



2014 Post Screening Discussions

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Film: "The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes"
Venue: Houston Zoo
Master of Ceremonies: Khambrel Marshall, Journalist, KPRC Local 2

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Marla and Stewart Feldman, Chairs, ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival 2014
  • Council Member Ellen Cohen, District C, City of Houston
  • Carl Josehart, CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Justin Farley, CEO, UNlimiters
  • Jenny Selber, VP of Social Media, Integrate PR

Monday, February 10, 2014

Film: "Getting Up"
Venue: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Opening Remarks

  • Gary Tinterow, Director, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Mayor Annise D. Parker, City of Houston
  • Carl Josehart, CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Dr. Marla Feldman, Chair, ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival 2014

Post-Screening Discussion


Moderator: Marian Luntz, Curator, Film and Video, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Panelists:
  • Alejandro Arboleda, Graffiti Art Collector
  • Elliot Kotek, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Not Impossible, Inc.
  • Alex Luster, Filmmaker, "Stick 'Em Up"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Come as You Are (Hasta La Vista)"
The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences

Opening Remarks

  • Debrah Hall, Ph.D., Head of School and Institute, The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences

Post-Screening Discussion

Panelists:

  • Tara Devine, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT, LCDC, Coordinator of Therapeutic Services, The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences
  • Neal Sarahan, Ph.D., Program Director, The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences
  • Bryant Shaw, Ph., Director of the Diagnostic Clinic, The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences


Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Musical Chairs"

Pre-Screening Performance:

  • Dance Force Productions
  • Ms. Wheelchair Texas, Haley Cornelius
  • TIRR Hotwheels and Rugby Athletes

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Marla Feldman, Chair, ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival 2014
  • Carl Josehart, CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann

ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival is presented to the City of Houston by Jewish Family Service and its Alexander Institute for Inclusion.