About the Film:
Four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them.
Join us for a free screening of Perfectly Normal For Me at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 15. In this intimate verité documentary meet Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Catherine Tambini via Skype. No tickets required. Seats are first come, first served. There will be an interpreter for the Skype portion of the event.
More about the film:
Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to push the boundaries of their physical limitations. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids who we first meet at an after school dance program in Queens, NY strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them.
“In this film, both optimistic and realistic, the abilities of people with disabilities are brought to the forefront. The footage records their extraordinary will and the surprising grace they bring to an activity apparently antithetical to their physical condition….It is an important contribution to our understanding of ability, disability, and it challenges our narrow image of beauty. It is told with sincerity and with humor.” Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree
This screening is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. During the week-long initiative, which runs January 14 through January 21, 2019 WXXI presents special programming on TV, radio, and at the Little Theatre.
Dialogue on Disability is made possible through support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies is supported by the Golisano Foundation and Move to Include, a project designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.