Irene Taylor Brodsky’s stunning film “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, will open the 11th ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York.
The R-Word (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE R-WORD (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Amanda Lukoff
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Amanda Luko grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word “retard(ed).” With THE R-WORD, she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and self- advocates speaking truth-to-power – ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change.