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"STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS"-Reel Abilities Palm Beach Film Festival

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"STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS"-Reel Abilities Palm Beach Film Festival

Time: November 5, 2014 from 7:15pm to 9:15pm
Location: Scripps Research Institute
Street: 130 Scripps Way
City/Town: Jupiter
Website or Map: http://palmbeachjewishfilm.or…
Phone: 18773180071
Event Type: film
Organized By: Carol Reinoso
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2014

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REEL ABILITIES  PALM  BEACH  FILM FESTIVAL

The largest national film festival celebrating the lives, stories and art of people with disabilities.

STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS

Director: Sam Fleischner, Narrative, 2012, 107 min,USA

Ricky, a 13-year-old boy with autism, lives in Rockaway Beach with his sister and mother, Mariana, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Ricky is deeply imaginative but painfully isolated and struggles to cope with the day to day. While his mother watches in helpless frustration, Ricky’s difficulties continue to separate him from the world around him. One day after Ricky’s sister leaves Ricky to get home from school alone, he escapes in a panic into the NYC subway system. Overwhelmed by his surroundings, he loses track of space and time in the massive, underground labyrinth. Meanwhile, his family struggles to find him, both coming together and falling apart, while desperately searching the city for Ricky. Fittingly shot in post-Hurricane Sandy, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, beautifully illustrates Ricky’s solitude in the crowded sea of New York and his family’s daily struggles to create an accommodating world for Ricky and to survive as low-income immigrants. “ Wonderfully witty and understated….a small miracle of a film”. New York Times. Special Jury Prize-Tribeca Film Festival, Official Selection, Karlovy Vary 

Tickets available at reelabilities.org, pbjff.org and 1-877-318-0071

Adults/$10.00; Film Society, Cinema Silver Cirlce and Partners, complimentary

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people.

 Individuals needing accommodations to participate, should contact Reel Abilities Palm Beach at 561-736-7527 at least no later than two weeks before the film.

ASL interpretation, CART, and Audio Description are  available upon advance request.

 All films are captioned or subtitled and all venues are wheelchair accessible.

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