CTD’s 8th Anual Cinema Touching Disability

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Cinema Touching Disability 2011 Schedule

Fans of The Gene and Dave Show will love CTD’s Cinema Touching Disability. Cinema Touching Disability’s opening reception will be Thursday, October 20, at the Goodwill Community Center, followed by Mon Ami Claude, a past Grand Prize Short Film Competition winner and Eyes In the Night (1942) a rarely seen, entertaining mystery featuring heroic turns from a blind detective and his assistance dog.

Then, Saturday and Sunday, the festival moves to the Alamo DraftHouse South Lamar. Each night, view screenings of the popular Short Film Competition finalists, vote for your favorite, and find out which ones won prizes from the jury panel.

Also on Saturday, see the award-winning documentary Monica and David, which explores the unique marriage of two adults with Down Syndrome. Then, watch an exclusive CTD video interview with the stars of the film. Plus you’ll hear selected readings from the winners of CTD’s Pen2Paper creative writing competition.

Sunday features begin with an episode of Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye. A deaf actress portrays the real life role of a deaf FBI agent with extraordinary lip reading skills. The creator of Sue Thomas will answer questions in a live Skype interview. The fest will close with the Academy Award nominated documentary Sound and Fury which poses the controversial question: If you could make your deaf child hear, would you?

Of course, there will be unannounced and unique pieces of disability cinema each evening.

Buy a $10 voucher for Saturday and Sunday night and redeem it for $10 off food and drink from the Alamo menu.  Links to the vouchers and reservation information for Thursday at Goodwill are at www.ctdfilmfest.org.  Contact William Greer or Dennis Borel (512) 478-3366 for more information.

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival benefits the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.