8th Annual Cinema Touching Disability Film
Friends and colleagues,
You’re invited! Outstanding cinema and more is scheduled for the 8th Annual
Cinema Touching Disability Film on October 20, 22 and 23, 2011. Yes, it is
Cinema Touching Disability’s opening reception will be Thursday, October 20,
at the Goodwill Community Center, followed by Mon Ami Claude, a past Grand
Prize Short Film Competition winner and Eyes In the Night (1942) a rarely
seen, entertaining mystery featuring heroic turns from a blind detective and
his assistance dog. Then, Saturday and Sunday, the festival moves to the
Alamo DraftHouse South Lamar. Each night, view screenings of the popular
Short Film Competition finalists, vote for your favorite, and find out which
ones won prizes from the jury panel.
Also on Saturday, see the award-winning documentary Monica and David, which
explores the unique marriage of two adults with Down Syndrome. Then, watch
an exclusive CTD video interview with the stars of the film. Plus you’ll
hear selected readings from the winners of CTD’s Pen2Paper creative writing
Sunday features begin with an episode of Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye. A deaf
actress portrays the real life role of a deaf FBI agent with extraordinary
lip reading skills. The creator of Sue Thomas will answer questions in a
live Skype interview. The fest will close with the Academy Award nominated
documentary Sound and Fury which poses the controversial question: If you
could make your deaf child hear, would you?
Of course, there will be unannounced and unique pieces of disability cinema
Buy a $10 voucher for Saturday and Sunday night and redeem it for $10 off
food and drink from the Alamo menu. Links to the vouchers and reservation
information for Thursday at Goodwill are at http://www.ctdfilmfest.org
Contact William Greer or Dennis Borel 512.478.3366 for more information.
The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival benefits the Coalition of
Texans with Disabilities, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Dennis Borel, Executive Director
CTD/Coalition of Texans with Disabilities