May 22, 2009
13 Superfest Super Bests: Classic Disability Films to be Showcased in Berkeley
Int'l. Disability Film Festival
Berkeley Public Library (Fri., June 5) and Gaia Arts Center (Sat., June 6)
13 Superfest Super Bests: Classic Disability Films to be Showcased in Berkeley:
Berkeley Public Library Hosts Superfest Showing Classic Films on June 5
Many people remember when they first saw the films "Disability Culture Rap" or "The Power of 504" and realized with great pride, yes, there are such things as disability culture and disability civil rights milestones. You never saw them? Well, here's your chance to visit or revisit some classic films featuring disability history, artists, humor and leaders.
A two-day program of Superfest Classics, selected films that won awards at prior Superfest competitions and have made an impact, will be presented June 5 and 6, by Culture!Disability!Talent!(CDT), the arts advocacy organization responsible for the international disability film festival known as Superfest.
June 5, 12-4 p.m.- Superfest Kids Classics - films geared for teenagers
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Fl. Community Rm.
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley CA 94704
June 6, 12-4 p.m. AND 5-9 p.m.- Superfest Adult (but still P.G.) Classics- screening the SAME slate of films in the afternoon and evening
Gaia Arts Center
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets: $5-$20 sliding scale for afternoon OR evening. Tickets sold only at the door.
Both venues are wheelchair accessible. All films are captioned; both afternoon sessions (12-4 p.m.) will be audio-described. Braille and large print screening schedules are available. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided if requested by May 22. Please refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. For the Berkeley Public Library film showing: to request a sign language interpreter, real-time materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations, please call 510-981-6107 or 510-548-1240 (TTY) 5 days before the program. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public meetings.
For additional information, or to get a copy of the Superfest Classics screening schedule and full film descriptions, visit http://www.culturedisabilitytalent.org/superfest, or call the CDT voice mailbox at 510-845-5576.