Join Film at LACMA for a screening of Crip Camp followed by a post-screening conversation with co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht on Jan. 13. The conversation will be moderated by Eric Deggans of NPR.
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling utopia, a place where summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaited everyone, and campers felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. The documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
RSVP to receive a free link and password for this screening. Note that ticketing will close 24 hours prior to the event. The film will run from Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. to Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11:30 p.m.
For more information, visit lacma.org/event/film-screening-crip-camp-and-post-screening-conversation-co-directors-nicole-newnham-and-jim.
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