Moving Images 2019 Films and Panels
Through the power of film, Moving Images looks to raise awareness, educate our community, and fight prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with disabilities. Vinfen is excited to announce the films and panels for our 2019 Film Festival.
A teenage boxer with Down syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring.
Off the Rails tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.
Followed by a panel discussion featuring special guest Michael Stewart Garfinkle, PhD of Off the Rails, plus Cambridge Police Lieutenant Federick Cabral, and Program Manager of the Boston Medical Center Criminal Justice Diversion Program Lauren Sneider, MS. Moderated by Vinfen Director of Innovation Projects Elizabeth Cella, MS, LRC, CRC, CPRP.
Bonnie and Myra Brown
Myra Brown interviews her mother, Bonnie, who is a single mother with an intellectual disability.
In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe Asperger’s Are Us will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.
Followed by a panel discussion featuring stars of the film Asperger’s Are Us Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, and New Michael Ingemi.
Luke Tang was a well-liked and passionate Harvard sophomore who took his family and friends by surprise when he died by suicide. Looking for Luke is a short documentary following his family and friends as they attempt to understand why this happened.
I Jumped Off the Golden Gate Bridge
At 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, he is an advocate, speaker, and author who spreads the message of hope and recovery.
Meet Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd, three different people who share one common experience—their lives have been transformed by speaking up for mental health. The film provides a glimpse into their lives and their diagnoses—which include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety—ultimately weaving together a story about how speaking up is key to living well.
Followed by a panel discussion featuring stars of the film Beyond Silence Lauren A. Burke; Jeff Fink; and Lloyd J. Hale II plus special guest Juliana Chen, MD, Executive Producer of Looking for Luke, Child Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Harvard Medical School Instructor. The discussion will be moderated by Vinfen Director of Recovery Services Adam Whitney, LSW, CPRP, CPS.