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The 16th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York | Tell Them You Love Me

Apr 05 | Fri |
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Friday, April 5 at 7:00PM Film to be followed by a moderated conversation with the film’s director Nick August-Perna Tell Them You Love Me
Dir. Nick August-Perna Documentary | English | US | 2023 | 103 min New York City Premiere

This true-crime documentary follows the story of an esteemed university professor who becomes embroiled in a controversial affair with Derrick Johnson, a non-verbal man with cerebral palsy, leading to a criminal trial that challenges our perceptions of disability and the nature of consent. Through exclusive footage and interviews, this feature documentary weaves a riveting and nuanced story about communication, race, and sex.

About ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York
Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area. In 2010, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York expanded into an international program, presenting its one-of-a-kind programming in cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America.

Venue: Chelsea Factory

547 West 26th Street Map