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Feb 18
ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival

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There's still time to enjoy the city-wide free film festival that promotes inclusion. ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival has 12 more films it is showing at Edwards Greenway on Weslayan. The films tell the stories of people with disabilities whose courage and talent are making an impact in their communities.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, METRO is partnering with the festival. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., you can view three short films – including a love story of a Leo, a "vertically challenged" public officer and comedian engaged to be married to Carol, a teacher who is 5-foot-five.

From 7 to 9 p.m., watch a seven-minute short, "The Milky Pop Kid," about an actor and disability consultant who's been asked to help a former child star prepare for a comeback. That's followed by the 54-minute film, "By Stanley, For Stanley." The film tells the story of an older man and a young boy – both born without arms. The older man, a remarkable artist who uses his feet to paint, draw, eat and drive, becomes a mentor to the youngster.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the festival culminates at the White Oak Music Hall with a night of jazz, rock and more. You'll hear accomplished musicians with disabilities join the ReelMusic house band on stage. Emcee is Emmy Award-winning TV anchor/producer/host Ernie Manouse. Admission and parking are free, but registration is required.

See the entire schedule here. All films are closed captioned and audio described. Parking is free.

 

 

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