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Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — ACT NATURAL, SAME NIGHTMARE and THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER Screening

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival facebook event:

RAFFTO is excited to show two short films Act Natural and Same Nightmare and one feature film, The Drummer and The Keeper!

Thanks to our co-presenting community partners: StopGap Foundation, Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival, Autism Ontario, Rendezvous with Madness presented by Workman Arts, Inclusive Education Canada. And venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto!

Dir. Luca Fox | Australia | 4 mins | Narrative

Act Natural is a short film that seeks to exhibit the inner battle that occurs within people with high- functioning autism as they engage in everyday conversation.

Presented with our community partner, Autism Ontario.

Dir. Spencer MacKay | Canada | 8 mins | Narrative

Same Nightmare shows the attitudinal barriers faced by Colby, a high school student (played by Tyler Hall) yearning to be included.

Presented with our community partners, Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival and StopGap Foundation.

Dir. Nick Kelly | Ireland | 93 mins | Narrative

Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band in Dublin, who when not playing, can barely keep a handle on his drinking and depression. Following his latest incident, his sister forces him into a therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with Asperger’s. What follows is a winning and completely unpredictable story of finding your family.

Presented with our community partners, Autism Ontario, Rendezvous with Madness presented by Workman Arts.

Join us after the film for a Q&A with the director of Same Nightmare and the director of The Drummer and The Keeper.

ACCESS FEATURES at this screening:
• Venues (seating, washrooms, and all gender) accessible
• All films screen with open captions
• Audio description available for all films
• Scent-free policy
• Sensory-friendly/relaxed performance screening environments
• Support person tickets available at no cost
• Financially accessible ticket prices; group discounts available
• All panel discussions or post-film Q&As will be supported with ASL and/or CART services
• Personal Support Workers available at all evening programming

Tickets will be available to purchase at the door (cash only).

All RAFFTO19 screenings are free for students Grades K – 12!

For more information or accessibility requests/questions, email


May 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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