2013 Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

Hello Movie Fans!

I won’t be able to attend but I didn’t want to leave you in the dark. The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival is sponsored by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities.

What you need know:

  • Doors open 6 pm, program begins at 6:30 both Friday and Saturday nights.  Because a number of wheelchair users will be there, please allow a little extra time to enter and get your seats!  And to peruse the excellent menu!
  • Two great evenings of unique disability cinema and more–details below!
  • Purchase tickets online for only $10/night  BUT the tickets are fully redeemable for food and drink off the excellent Alamo Drafthouse Village menu— that means FREE ADMISSION!
  • at Alamo Drafthouse Village,( (2700 West Anderson, Austin, Tx 78757).  the South Lamar location is under renovation
  • Cinema Touching Disability is a project of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, a non-profit advocacy organization for people with disabilities. 

2013 Cinema Touching Disability
Film Festival and Short Film Competition
Tickets On Sale Now!

For a more detailed and comprehensive look at the history of the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition, visit their webpage.

Here are the highlights for each night:

Friday, November 1st

  • Get a chance to buy an original graffiti piece by Austin-based Nathan “Sloke One” Nordstrom.  He will be doing a live graffiti art demo in the theatre’s parking lot as you arrive for the show.
  • The feature film will be Getting Up: the Tempt One Story.  After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, a graffiti artist regains his voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again.
  • Following the feature film, hear from Sloke One about graffiti art.
  • A must see, exclusive CTD interview with Dr. Temple Grandin!  Called the most successful adult with autism in the world–amazing insights and perceptions.
  • Top three finalists from the short film competition (non-documentary category) and be ready to vote for the  Audience Favorite Award.  Will you agree with the official competition judges?

Saturday, November 2nd

  • You don’t want to miss the start of this night’s event!  We will start off by showing a few original CTD shorts that were made just for the Alamo Drafthouse.
  • The feature film is The Crash Reel.  This is the dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.
  • After the feature film, join us in a Skyped discussion and Q&A with Director Lucy Walker about the making of The Crash Reel.
  • Boston Marathon 2013 as experienced by CTD’s William Greer!
  • Top three finalist from the film competition (documentary category) and be ready to vote for your favorite again.

Unique raffle prizes each night:

The Autistic Brain, autographed by author Temple Grandin.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? DVD, signed by actress Darlene Cates.

Issue #1 of Soldier Zero graphic, the superhero with a spinal cord injury!

Each show will begin at 6:30pm and lasts until 9:30 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 West Anderson, Austin, Tx 78757).  If you purchase a $10 ticket early, you will get $10 off the food (including beer and wine) that you enjoy during the movie.  If you haven’t eaten the food from there, we can guarantee that everything on the menu is delicious.  To buy tickets, click here for Friday and/or here for Saturday.

For those of you who are adventurous enough, we dare you to come in you Halloween custumes!

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