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Sat 11/18, 2023, 1:00pm
Town Hall Seattle, the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, and Seattle International Film Festival presents
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Screening and Directors Q&A
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Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1:00PM

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The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
Live Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. The Wyncote NW Forum is an accessible space with at-grade entrances and accessible restrooms.

The Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, Town Hall, and Seattle International Film Festival are thrilled to co-present a free screening of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, followed by a Q&A moderated by Michael Greer, President and CEO of ArtsFund with the film’s co-director, James LeBrecht. This special event celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the ADA and honors Judy Heumann (1947-2023), a prominent disability rights activist who worked in the Clinton and Obama administrations and is widely regarded as “the mother” of the Disability Rights Movement.

On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is a Netflix documentary, executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Crip Camp won the Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

James LeBrecht has over 40 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, filmmaker, author, and disability rights activist. LeBrecht co-directed and co-produced, with Nicole Newnham, the 2021 Oscar-nominated feature-length documentary, Crip Camp. The film received the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for feature-length documentary, the 2021 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Documentary, and a 2021 Peabody Award. Some of LeBrecht’s additional accomplishments include co-founding FWD-Doc, an organization that supports documentary filmmakers with disabilities. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Jim is a member of the Disability Futures Fellowship, an initiative of the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Sara who was also a producer on Crip Camp.

Michael Greer is the President and CEO of ArtsFund. Having worked as a professional artist and an executive in the nonprofit and for-profit space, he brings a wealth of experience to the role that spans the United States, India, and Mainland China. With degrees in economics, education, and business, Michael brings a diverse skill set to the role and a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the sector. In addition, he is a dedicated community partner and serves on a number of boards including the Downtown Seattle Association, Inspire WA, Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District, Seattle Regional Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of King County.

As a relationship builder, thought leader, and strategic planner, Michael is dedicated to supporting the mission of ArtsFund to support the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking in order to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington.

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) believes in film’s unique power to share original stories, diverse perspectives, and rich emotional journeys. Beginning in 1976 with the annual Seattle International Film Festival, then expanding into year-round programming, and our five-screen SIFF Cinema, we have offered experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world for nearly five decades. Our audiences allow us to take risks, host complex conversations, and truly appreciate film.

The Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium (SCAC), an organization fiscally sponsored by Shunpike, envisions a world where people of all abilities are an integral part of Seattle’s arts and culture arena. SCAC implements workshops and hosts networking events, reaching hundreds of participants throughout the area and across the nation.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle, The Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, and the Seattle International Film Festival.

Live Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.

The Wyncote NW Forum is an accessible space. Learn more about accessibility and attending events at Town Hall here.

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