DISLABELED Returns with “SINS INVALID” on April 15, 2015 @ CUNY Grad Center

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The DISLABELED Film Series is back!  After a very long hiatus, we are back this month with a new screening and discussion.

What: Join us for our screening of Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty

We will be joined via Skype by guest speaker, director Patty Berne.

Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty (32 Minutes): Witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performance. Sins Invalid is as an entryway into the absurdly taboo topic of sexuality and disability, manifesting a new paradigm of disability justice.

Watch a trailer for the film: Sins Invalid” trailer

When: Wednesday, April 15 2015 from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave.
(between 34th and 35th Streets)
Psychology Conference Room RM 6304.01

Admission: Free. RSVP Recommended. Photo ID is required for entry into the building.
To RSVP send an email to dislabeledfilm@gmail.com. Please include any accommodation requests.

Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible including bathrooms.  This film has audio description and open captioning available. ASL interpretation is available.
Please support our scent free environment by abstaining from perfume and cologne.RSVP via e-mail: dislabeledfilm@gmail.com

Please let us know if you need any accommodations when you RSVP.  Accommodations must be requested at least 48 hours ahead of time.

“NOT HOME” at the DISLABELED Film Series, MAY 3rd @ CUNY Graduate Center

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The DISLABELED Film Series is back!  After a long winter break, we are back this month with a new screening and discussion.

What: Join us for our screening of “Not Home: A documentary about kids living in nursing facilities”

With guest speaker, Director Narcel Reedus

When: Friday May 3, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave.
(between 34th and 35th streets)
Psychology Conference Room RM 6304.01

Photo ID required for entry.  $5 suggested donation.

RSVP via e-mail: dislabeledfilm@gmail.com

Please let us know if you need any accommodations, when you RSVP.

“Lives Worth Living” at the DISLABELED Film Series, Oct. 25th @ CUNY Graduate Center

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The DISLABELED Film Series is back! After a long summer hiatus, we are back this month with a new screening and discussion.

What: Join us in partnership with the CUNY Public Science Project (PSP) for our October screening of the PBS documentary, “Lives Worth Living.”

When: Thursday October 25th 2012 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 34th & 35th Streets)

Segal Theater, 1st floor

Photo ID required for entry.

RSVP via e-mail: dislabeledfilm@gmail.com

ASL Interpreting and Audio Description will be provided. Please let us know if you need these or any other accommodations, when you RSVP.

More on “Liebe Perla”…

You’ll want to read this if you are joining us for “Liebe Perla” at the DISLABELED Film Series, May 16th @ CUNY Graduate Center (and we hope you are!)

LIEBE PERLA

Shahar Rozen.1999. 53 min. Video. (Israel/Germany)

During the Holocaust, Dr. Josef Mengele conducted “scientific” experiments on a Hungarian Jewish family of actors and musicians, all people of short stature. Fifty years later, Hannelore Witkofski, a woman of short stature born in post-war Germany, befriends the only surviving family member, Perla Ovitz, now living in Israel. Perla asks Hannelore if she would look for a film that Mengele made of her family in Auschwitz. As we follow the search, Liebe Perla resurrects a lost history – the history of brutality toward and murder of disabled people in Nazi Germany.

This astounding, intimate film tells us as much about the present moment as it does about that troubled past – the friendship of two women, Hannelore and Perla, and, more broadly, the social positioning of disabled people in these so-called enlightened times. Shahar Rozen, director of Liebe Perla, said in a recent interview “keeping the film’s theme in mind and out of respect for Perla and Hannelore, we were very careful not to make a ‘shocking exposé’ about ‘dwarfs.’ I believed the director should have a minor presence – in fact, he should be transparent – so that the heroes could tell their story in their own way.”

Liebe Perla has received several significant prizes at international film festivals, has been shown on leading European TV stations, including NDR Germany and ARTE France, and was featured in the “Reframing Disability” series at the 2000 Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival in New York.

“Liebe Perla” at the DISLABELED Film Series, May 16th @ CUNY Graduate Center

Update: Read More on “Liebe Perla”…

DISLABELED film series DISLABELED is NYC’s monthly screening series dedicated to celebrating disability culture. We showcase films which portray disabled people living full lives then follow it up with a lively Q&A. Join us in partnership with CUNY Public Science Project for our May screening of the award-winning Israeli documentary, Liebe Perla. With Guest Speaker, Simi Linton, PhD. Wednesday May 16th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 34th & 35th Streets) Psychology Conference Room. Room 6304.01, Photo ID required for entry. $5 Suggested Donation. DISLABELED is proud to feature Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL Interpretation and Barrier-Free Access at all screenings and events, guaranteed. Please support our scent-free environment by abstaining from perfume and cologne. RSVP to dislabeledfilm@gmail.com, website https://dislabeledfilm.wordpress.com. Follow us on Twitter @dislabeledfilm and on Facebook: DISLABELED Film Series.

The DISLABELED Film Series is back!  After an our spring break in April, we are back this month with a new screening and discussion.


See you there!

Don’t forget! March 7 @ DISLABELED…

Updated: March 6, 2012

DISLABELED film series DISLABELED is NYC’s monthly screening series dedicated to celebrating disability culture. We showcase films that portray people with disabilities living full lives and then follow it up with lively, meaningful discussion. Join us for our first night as we kick things off with the award-winning Spanish film YO, TAMBIéN!. Wednesday March 7th 6:00pm – 9:00pm. CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 34th and 35th Sts) Photo ID required for entry. $5 Suggested Donation. With Special Guests Lawrence Carter-Long (disTHIS!) and first-time filmmaker Margot Cole (Drama Sighted). DISLABELED is proud to feature Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL Interpretation and Barrier-Free Access at all screenings and events, guaranteed. Please support our scent-free environment by abstaining from perfume and cologne. RSVP to dislabeledfilm@gmail.com, website http:// dislabeledfilm.wordpress.com. Follow us on Twitter @dislabeledfilm and on Facebook at DISLABELED Film Series.

Here is an updated version of the flyer for our March 7th inaugural screening!

See you there!