Nov. 6 & 7th - Cinema Touching Disabilities Film Festival
The Festival opens on Friday with Right Footed (2015). Directed by Emmy Award winning film- maker Nick Spark and winner of the Best Documentary in this summer's Mirable Dictu International Film, Right Footed chronicles two years in the life of Jessica Cox. Born without arms, Cox is the world's only armless pilot, an accomplished martial artist, a college graduate, and an advocate for the disabled. She will be in attendance at the Festival and available for media interviews November 5 and 6.
In conjunction with Right Footed, Cox and Austin-based One World Karate will hold an adaptive martial arts demonstration, including board-breaking, in the Drafthouse beer garden prior to the screening.
2015 SXSW Audience Award- winning documentary A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story takes top billing on Saturday. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Austinite Velasquez was bullied as a child for looking different. The film recounts details of Velasquez's physical and emotional journey, from bullying victim to anti-bullying activist and social media power house.
Admission to Cinema Touching Disability is free; however, $10.00 food vouchers are available for purchase that will guarantee a seat and can be redeemed for $10.00 worth of food and drink from the Drafthouse menu.
Full schedule, food vouchers, and other information can be found at www.CTDFilmFest.org.