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As a longtime self-described movie geek, I found this to be a very entertaining and informative documentary about the history of film. The movie specifically looks at how people with disabilities have been portrayed onscreen and treated offscreen within the film industry, from the very beginnings of cinema to the present day, and I felt like the filmmakers did a really great job of looking at this issue with a wide-ranging and inclusive lens. I think this is the kind of film that will appeal to a lot of people, whether they're personally invested in the struggles of the disabled community or are just looking for an involving and eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making movies. Highly recommend checking this film out!
Director Jenni Gold brings us CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion!
This compelling documentary explores disabilities in Hollywood cinema over the last 120 years. This sometimes amusing look really bring us aware of something that is portrayed in the past but not as much as it should be!
There were disabilities back in the golden age of films most notably the blind man in The Bride of Frankenstein. He was the only one to truly see Frankenstein.
Through cinema we have seen many roles from TV to movies. Who can forget Ironside. But he was not really disabled but an actor playing a disabled person.
A real achievement and a movie that is still to this day a classic is The Best Years of Our lives. Harold Russell played Homer Parish. He played a war veteran who lost his hands. Which was true he had lost his hands training paratroopers with TNT when the accident occurred. Well for his genuine portrayal in that movie he won 2 Oscars. One for best supporting actor the other for being an inspiration to all veterans. It was the first time a actor one 2 Oscars for the same role.
Well Jenni Gold really dissects this topic and goes all the way to the silent era to the present.
She takes an in depth look at the evolution from then to now with Big Hollywood actors such as Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, James Keach, Helen Hunt, Ken Howard, Gary Marshal, Adam Arkin, Peter Bogdanovich, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Gena Davis, Peter Farely, David L. Lander, William Macy, Jaime Foxx, Marlee Martin and a delightful Danny Woodbury, who is a true inspiration. Plus so many more!
The amount of support Jenni got for this movie is overwhelming and heartwarming!
This is a true tribute and should be watched. Not only as a message but also how important it is to include everyone. What an impact this has made for me.
I really support this movie and hope everyone gets a chance to see this magnificent documentary!
From Director Jenni Gold, the first wheelchair-using woman in the Director's Guild, comes CinemAbility : The Art Of Inclusion.
Featuring Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, William H.Macy, Helen Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Daryl Mitchell, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Peter Farrelly, Randal Kleiser and many more!
CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, written by Jenni Gold and Samuel W. Reed, releases on VOD October 5 from Leomark Studios
Excellent film. Great content with a good sense of humor.