Documentary on Disability now available for Educational Use

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We are excited to announce that Diffability Hollywood, a documentary about the inclusion of people with disabilities in film and TV, is now available for educational use.

Diffability Hollywood is an exceptional teaching aid, presenting the history of characters with disability and those who portray them in entertainment, as well as how filmmakers with disabilities are changing media for the future.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT – LIMITED TIME ONLY

For a limited time, we are reducing our public performance rights fee, normally $250. Contact us at espocinema@rochester.rr.com before September 1, 2017 and receive a 20% discount, for a price of $200. Visit https://espocinema.wordpress.com/licensing for further information.

Help your students gain a new perspective on how the film industry influences how we view those with disabilities and what we can do to change it!

See the trailer here:

ABOUT THE FILM

Individuals with disabilities make up 20% of the population but their representation on TV and in movies is less that 1%. Filmmaker Adrian Esposito (winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference of Executives of the ARC) has autism and advocates for more inclusion of writers, directors and actors with DiFFabilities (different abilities) into the movie industry.

The film features interviews with some well known actors who share his vision: Johnny Knoxville, Edward Barbanell (The Ringer), Robert David Hall (CSI), Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Lauren Potter (Glee), Chris Burke (Life Goes On), Katherine Crawford (Graceland), and Joey Travolta.

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FILMMAKER ADRIAN ESPOSITO

Diffability Hollywood is filmmaker Adrian Esposito’s 7th film. All of his works have focused on social and/or disability issues. Adrian is available for speaking engagements and presentations.

For more information, please refer to his website: https://espocinema.com . Contact us at espocinema@rochester.rr.com

All films from Espocinema are available for educational licensing. For purchase options please refer to: https://espocinema.wordpress.com/licensing/

At this time, Diffability Hollywood is only available for educational use. It is not being sold to the general public.

Be sure to mention the 20% promo when purchasing. This will be available for a limited time only.

 

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Diffability Hollywood to screen at Museum of Disability History in Buffalo

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The documentary feature Diffability Hollywood will screen Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the the Museum of Disability History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.

Two showings, 3pm and 7pm, with a reception in between at 5pm. Tickets are $5.

Hope to see you there!

Download the poster here (PDF)

Diffability Hollywood screening in Rochester, NY!

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We are excited to have the Rochester, NY premiere of Espocinema’s new documentary DIffability Hollywood as part of WXXI’s 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. This is a good match considering the subject of Diffability Hollywood.

Diffability Hollywood is a documentary about Hollywood’s portrayal of people with disabilities in films throughout history.

Diffability Hollywood will be screened at 6pm March 2nd at the Little Theater, 240 East Ave.

Attendance is free!

In connection with the screening look for filmmaker Adrian Esposito to be Interviewed on WXXI’s Arts in Focus airing Feb 24th and 25th.

Aging Trees of Knowledge now available on Amazon streaming

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Aging Trees of Knowledge was my first feature documentary. The film is about my grandmother and other survivors of World War II. They tell their memories of where  they were (Lithuania, China, Austria, Germany) and how the War effected their lives.

For this new edition I have made some tighter edits and have modified the film. Subtitles are available for the entire feature. I am pleased that Aging Trees of Knowledge is now available to the public for streaming.

Click here to rent or buy on Amazon