ReelAbilities--the largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness about people with disabilities--is coming to Minneapolis for the first time. From November 1-5, films will screen at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.
Based in New York, the festival began in 2007 to present award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. It travels to multiple locations, and this year is stopping in the Twin Cities for screenings, discussions and other events to celebrate diversity and our shared human experience.
Partnership Resources Inc. was instrumental in bringing ReelAbilities to Minneapolis. The local nonprofit organization serves more than 200 clients with various developmental disabilities. In addition to job training and placement, PRI also offers creative outlets, including arts, a glee club and a theater group. KFAI producer Katey DeCelle met with PRI actors to learn more about their passion for the stage. The troupe was featured in a documentary film entitled, "Born for the Stage," which garnered national acclaim.