Disability Reframed Community Film Series: Stand Clear of Sliding Doors

Start Date: 
Feb 24, 2015
Event Time: 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture Hall, Main Library
449 Broadway

Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series & ReelAbilities Boston co-host a screening of Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

This award-winning film features Ricky, a 13-year-old boy with autism, who lives in Rockaway Beach with his family. His mother, Mariana, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, works long days; Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to cope. One day Mariana yells at Ricky for skipping school and, in a panic, he escapes into the New York City subway system. Overwhelmed by his surroundings, he loses track of space and time in the massive underground labyrinth, embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery.

Following the screening, there will be a lively discussion of the film facilitated by Goldie Eder, MSW, and featuring these panelists:

* Norma Casaya, Federation for Children with Special Needs
* Joe Foley, National Geographic Traveler of the Year; and
* Andy Novis, artist and endurance athlete.

This is a scent free event

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