cover art for the film "Rachel Is"

ReelAbilities Boston and Disability Reframed present RACHEL IS

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall


Pre-screening reception 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Join the ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival and Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series for an open-captioned screening of Rachel Is, a powerful documentary film. Rachel is mysterious, funny, difficult and full of contradictions, and, like most young people her age, she is ready to move out of her mother's house. This dream of independence seems impossible. Rachel, who is developmentally disabled, can't be left alone and the social services needed for her to live an "adult life" are unavailable. The relationship between mother and daughter is full of frustrations, as each wants independence from the other. What is Jane willing to sacrifice for Rachel to be independent? And what happens to a parent when they don't have the support they need to give their child a good life?

Discussion to follow with Director and film subject Charlotte Glynn; and Susan Senator, Author: Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life.

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This is a scent-free event. Out of consideration for people with environmental illness and/or multiple chemical sensitivity, please refrain from using perfume or other scented products. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) has been requested. For sign language interpreters or other accommodations, please contact ReelAbilities Boston by March 15 at Check out all of the 2017 ReelAbilities info at: Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series is a collaboration of the Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities and the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Hosted by the Cambridge Public Library.