Festival showcases films about the lives of people with disabilities

Social and physical taboos experienced by people living with disabilities will be in the spotlight at the fifth annual ReelAbilities: N.Y. Disabilities Film Festival, kicking off today.

The fest runs in 24 locations throughout New York until Tuesday, showcasing films about the lives of people with disabilities from a variety of communities and situations.

Opening film is “Come as You Are,” which follows three young men on a quest to lose their virginity, eventually leading them to a Spanish brothel that caters to people with disabilities.

Fest will also tour 13 cities nationwide including Boston, Chicago and Houston. It hopes to bring communities together to discuss, explore and celebrate the diversity of the shared human experience.

The New York fest features an array of new works from across the spectrum of disabilities.

For more information, go to Reelabilities.org.

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