Cover art for Defiant Lives film with an image of looking up a flight of stairs painted with a person using a wheelchair, and the text "The Rise and Triumph of the Disability Rights Movement"

ReelAbilities Boston and Disability Reframed present DEFIANT LIVES

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall


Join ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival and Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series for Defiant Lives, the previously untold story of how the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia changed the world we live in today. Defiant Lives weaves together archival footage with personal stories of disabled men and women as they fought for independence and control over their lives.

FREE ADMISSION! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged at

This is a scent-free event. Out of consideration for people with chemical illness and sensitivity, please refrain from using scented products. 

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. For other accommodations, please contact as soon as possible. Check out all of the 2019 ReelAbilities info at For parking information, please visit

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.

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