Keyword: disability

A.K.A. Doc Pomus

A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer. Renaming himself Doc Pomus, he emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas," and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a...
Abus de Faiblesse

Abus de Faiblesse (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Maud is a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control.

Antoine (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 11/29/2008
Antoine was born premature and lost his sight from the effects of the incubator. Now five years old, he uses a mini boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds around him. Here, we experience both the everyday and imaginary worlds Antoine lives in and learn how he overcomes adversity by creating his own alternative universe of beauty.
Anton's Right Here

Anton's Right Here (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Dir: Lyubov Arkus
With: N/A
Ariel

Ariel (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/27/2014
An Argentinian named Ariel was handicapped at age 33 when his legs were crushed by an industrial machine he was trying to repair. The accident forced him to change his lifestyle and caused him deep emotional distress. He became determined to rebuild his body and his identity, and to create sophisticated prostheses to help him walk again. This determination has become an obsession, as although it...
Dir: Laura Bari
With: N/A
Art of Negative Thinking

The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/02/2006
Geirr has become severely handicapped in a traffic accident. Given his isolation, weapons fixation, self medication and limitless bitterness, his girlfriend Ingvild doesn't know how to handle him any longer. She therefore invites a municipal positivity group to their home. Consequently, the stage is set for 24 intense hours at Geirr and Ingvild's place. Geirr is the only one who refuses to see...
Awakenings

Awakenings (1990)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/19/1990
Based on a true story, a passionate and somewhat unorthodox doctor struggles to cure patients of encephalitis, a sleeping disorder which struck many victims in the 1920s, rendering them motionless and seemingly thoughtless.

Becoming Bulletproof (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
At California's Zeno Actors Camp, disabled people work together to make an old-fashioned Western costume drama in which they contribute to every element of the production, including acting in the starring roles. Here, we celebrate their creative endeavor as well as the discipline demanded by such an undertaking.
Dir: Michael Barnett
With: N/A
Best Worst Friends

Best Worst Friends (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
Roberto, Condoro and Papitas are three childhood best friends who are reunited by the dying wish of Papitas, the developmentally disabled wheelchair bound heir to a multi-million dollar fortune. He wants his friends to help him fulfill his bucket list, which includes time travel and seeing a leprechaun. Since Papitas is not their smartest friend, Roberto and Condoro create elaborate ways to trick...
Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 11/19/1946
Three veterans used to war struggle on their return to a society that they once knew. Issues of anger, injury and love rise to the surface

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
In the beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo's father once prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. But his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later, Derek decided that despite his blindness he wanted to surf, and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and...
Dir: Bruno Lemos
With: N/A

Blind (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Late 19th century. Ruben is a young man who, along with his assorted household staff, inhabits a large estate in the country. Ruben is blind and rules the household through fierce tantrums and intimidation. This awful state of affairs comes to a head upon the arrival of Marie, a slightly odd-looking older woman who is just as strong-willed as Ruben. She refuses to become caught up in his power...
Blind

Blind (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/11/2011
A female university student goes missing one day and later is discovered as a victim of a hit-and-run. Assuming the kidnapper and the driver are the same person, police begin investigating the case and find two witnesses who were at the scene: Soo-ah, a visually impaired woman who was once a very promising student at a national police university, and Gi-seob, a young man who happened to see the...