World Premiere: American Masters PBS broadcast (October 2021)
About: An exploration of the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate, and human rights pioneer, Helen Keller, who used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty.
Select Festivals: Philadelphia Latino, Slamdance Miami, North Carolina Latino
About: Decades ago, Mama Icha migrated to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren; now, she feels near the end of her life and only thinks about one thing: going back to her native Colombian hometown.
About: From angry skatepunk to international provocateur, the emotional story of a one-of-a-kind artist’s struggle to be understood.
The film previously screened at DOC NYC, for which our program notes read: Dance, art, performance, and disability politics converge in this entertaining and enlightening portrait of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, break dancer, and skate punk, who wields his crutches as tools of expression and instruments for audience provocation. The film journeys through a decade of intimate access and a lifetime of archival footage that includes Shannon’s stage work for Cirque du Soleil, the Sydney Opera House, the Tate Modern, and the Chicago MOCA.