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Films on Disability

Film poster of Sins Invalid.

Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty

Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performance.

Film poster of Planet of the Snail.

Planet of Snail: A Blind and Deaf Poet Navigates the World

Young-Chan is an accomplished poet who can no longer hear or see. He communicates with his wife Soon-Ho through finger braille, a unique form of communication where words are tapped on each other's hands. Combining breathtaking imagery with Young-Chan's personal writings, PLANET OF SNAIL becomes a transfixing portrait of life on what seems like another planet, where touch communicates everything and love conquers all.

Film poster of Kū Kanaka.

Kū Kanaka (Stand Tall): A Native Hawaiian Leader

This documentary profiles the late Kanalu Young whose dive into shallow water at age 15 left him quadriplegic. Angry and defiant, he begins to change when he discovers an untold story of Hawaiian history which fires him up to become a leader of his people.

Film poster of Best and Most Beautiful Things.

Best and Most Beautiful Things: A Young, Disabled Woman Finds Her Place in the World

BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in a surprising, sex-positive community.

Film poster of Code of the Freaks.

Code of the Freaks

CODE OF FREAKS presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, it’s a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters.

Film poster of Come As You Are.

Come As You Are

Three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, and Ravi Patel) flee their overbearing parents on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs. Sam (Gabourey Sidibe), a traveling nurse, drives the three guys across the border as they go on this trip to lose their virginity and embrace their independence.

Film poster of Defiant Lives.

Defiant Lives: The Rise Of The Disability Rights Movement

A triumphant film that traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who bravely put their lives on the line to create a better world where everyone is valued and can participate.

Film poster of Kills on Wheels.

Kills on Wheels : Tiszta szívvel

In this wildly original action-comedy, two teenaged boys living with disabilities find escape from their humdrum lives when they’re enlisted by a gruff ex-con to be his accomplices… as wheelchair hit men.

Film poster of Deaf Jam.

Deaf Jam

DEAF JAM is the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

Film poster of Twitch and Shout.

Twitch and Shout: Coping with Tourette's Syndrome

TWITCH AND SHOUT provides an intimate journey into the startling world of Tourette Syndrome (TS) told through the eyes of a photojournalist with TS.

Film poster of A Cerebral Game.

A Cerebral Game : A Filmmaker with Cerebral Palsy & His Love of Baseball

In this intimately personal film, Reid explores the parallel between his adolescent loneliness and his ultimate rejection of the game he loved. Reid narrates his own story and uses his shaky movements to mirror both the physical and emotional experience of going through adolescence with a disability.

Film poster of Read Me Differently.

Read Me Differently: A Family’s Journey with Dyslexia, ADHD, and Learning Differences

A shock of recognition in social work school leads award-winning filmmaker Sarah Entine to explore how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles.

Film poster of Drunk on Too Much Life.

Drunk on Too Much Life

DRUNK ON TOO MUCH LIFE is a powerful and intimate feature documentary that follows Corrina, the filmmaker's 21-year-old-daughter on her mind-opening journey from locked-down psych ward and countless medications towards expansive worlds of creativity, connection and greater meaning. On her journey of self-discovery, Corrina learns how madness has meaning that goes far beyond brain chemistry.

Borrowing at MC Library

Current Montgomery College students, faculty, and staff can borrow materials from any MC Library location with their MC ID card. In addition, these users can access electronic resources, such as e-books, from anywhere by entering their M number when prompted.

Community users (those not currently affiliated with MC) can apply for a community user card, which allows them to borrow materials and use other library resources. Community users are not eligible to use electronic resources from off-campus but can use electronic resources on campus.

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