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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.
THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.