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About the Film:
WXXI and the Golisano Foundation are pleased to present this film and Q&A as part of its Move to Include initiative.
Join us Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L5), 240 East Avenue, Rochester, for a free screening of Diffability Hollywood, a documentary about Hollywood’s portrayal of people with disabilities in film, by local filmmaker Adrian Esposito. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, hosted by local author and movie critic Jack Garner.
The film’s mission is to emphasize the capabilities of people with disabilities, especially those with developmental disabilities and advocate for more inclusion of writers, directors and actors with disabilities into the movie industry. Diffability Hollywood also urges the film industry to portray people with disabilities in less stereotypical ways.
More about the filmmaker:
As someone with autism, Adrian Esposito has experienced discrimination and stereotyping on a personal basis. The film therefore comes from a self advocate’s point of view. Adrian is a spokesperson for people with disabilities and was awarded the 2015 NYSARC Self Advocate of the Year Award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his film making from the National Conference of Executives (NCE) of the Arc (10/16).
More about Move to Include:
Move to Include is a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look 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. To learn more visit: WXXI.org/include