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ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus
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ACCESSIBILITYThis screening will feature open captions.We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you have questions about accessibility or require an accommodation such as CART captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 688-3890. Requests made by two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the Wexner Center for the Arts will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus, devoted to stories about and by those with disabilities, returns to the Wex with an Oscar-nominated short film from Poland.
Nominated for the 2022 Best Live Action Short Film Academy Award, The Dress is a potent film ripe for discussion. The film follows Julia, a maid at a roadside motel, whose dwarfism isolates her from society. As a result, Julia is overwhelmed by a sense of rejection and loneliness, and she longs to meet someone. Julia’s dreams of romance may become a reality when she unexpectedly meets a handsome truck driver. In Polish with open captions. (30 mins., DCP)
Following the film, join us for a 30-minute program with Ohio State’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Program (STAR), an organization committed to identifying, educating, and assisting individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as those who stand by them. Representatives from STAR will cover topics around sexual assault and share essential resources for survivors and their communities.
Please note: this film contains sexual assault.
IMAGE CAPTIONThe Dress, courtesy of ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus.
ReelAbilities is a groundbreaking film festival that promotes awareness and appreciation of lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities, all through the easily accessible artform of film. Learn more about the festival on Art Possible Ohio’s website.
Presented in partnership with Art Possible Ohio.
FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYNational Endowment for the ArtsOhio Humanities
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYRohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYOhio Department of DevelopmentGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesOhio Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the ArtsCampusParcOhio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery ThemeThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationVorys, Sater, Seymour, and PeaseADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingNancy KramerOhio State Energy PartnersOhio History Fund/Ohio History ConnectionLarry and Donna JamesBruce and Joy SollJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate