Monday, January 14, 2019
Intelligent Lives: Opening Doors to InclusionMixed Blood Theatre
Mon., January 14 at 6:30 pm
- ASL Interpretation
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: Free. Brown Paper Tickets: http://uappnaintelligentlives.brownpapertickets.com/ or 800-838-3006. Info: 612-722-4817. A number of accessible parking spaces are in a lot next to the theatre. Doors open at 6:00, film at 6:30, discussion 8:00-8:30.
About the Show
two hours, Jan. 14, 2019.
A film screening and panel discussion co-hosted by Upstream Arts and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
This film documentary features three young adults with intellectual disabilities -- Micah, Naieer and Naomie -- who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, the film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States. This powerful film will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.