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Superfest Disability Film Festival Presents "The Dissies"

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM
- 09:00 PM

Location: 3543 18th Street, San Francisco - The Women's Building

Cost: $10.00


Sponsor: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

Contact: Emily Beitiks

Phone: (415) 405-3528

Superfest International Disability Film Festival will dazzle you with a fun evening that is sure to be filled with laughter and entertainment. Superfest is a powerful event that encourages people to discuss how representations of disabilities influence film, and how disabled individuals experience these representations. This year's Superfest will consist of a special event, "The Dissies" modeled after the acclaimed Razzies. We will contemplate disability in film by recognizing and reclaiming the more regrettable representations of disability in movies. We asked our disability communities to nominate the films in which negative portrayals of disability most affected them. We gleaned through each nomination to find the most "dis"enchanting moments to show at the festival. After showing a short clip from each nominee, the audience - you - will have the opportunity to vote for the worst of the worst. Dissies categories include: The Worst Disabled Villain The Most Amazing Miracle Crips Gone Wild and many more! For this important evening together, everyone will be experts charged with exposing and denouncing the old stereotypes for what they are. We are excited that Lawrence Carter-Long will join us as our Master of Ceremonies. Mr. Carter-Long is the founder and curator of disTHIS! Film Series: disability through a whole new lens, and he has been a media spokesperson for disability issues on NPR, the BBC, CNN, NBC's Today Show, and the New York Times. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this exciting event! No one will be turned away for the inability to purchase a ticket. Thank you to our event sponsor, Amramp!


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