ReelAbilities Film Festival in Boulder, Denver, Virtual This Month

In partnership with the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to be the newest host site of ReelAbilities, the international film festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating authentic stories and creative expressions of people with disabilities, both in front of and behind the camera. 

Founded in New York in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Accessibility is of the utmost importance to the ReelAbilities program. The Festival works to ensure all films are equitable and inclusive by offering open captions, audio descriptions, ASL interpretation, sliding scale ticketing, and hybrid formatting.

There are three ways to experience the ReelAbilities Film Festival: 


  1. In-person at  the Dairy Arts Center and Boulder JCC from August 23 through August 28:

A.K.A. Doc Pomus
Opening Night Screening. Learn the story of Doc Pomus, the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. VIEW TRAILER.
Tuesday, August 23 at 7 pm
Dairy Arts Center

The film follows an award-winning theater group consisting of actors who live and perform with the uniqueness of disability as they set out to claim their place in the spotlight with a production of the beloved Chicago. VIEW TRAILER.
Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 pm
Boulder JCC

Amazing Grace
This 55-minute documentary follows Grace Fisher on her journey from “quadriplegic floating head” to triumphant composer relishing a thunderous ovation in the concert hall. VIEW TRAILER.
Sunday, August 28 at 4 pm
Boulder JCC

2. In-person at the JCC Denver Mizel Arts and Culture Center from August 24 through August 27

3. Virtually from August 24 through 31

Thank you to sponsoring partner Boulder County Arts Alliance and community partners ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver, JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Congregation HarHashem, Congregation Bonai SHalom, Jewish Family Service, and Ohr Haolam.

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