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ReelAbilities New Jersey


March 30 - April 1, 2023




North Ave Academic Building [NAAB]


Free (RSVP)

ReelAbilities New Jersey

ReelAbilities New Jersey celebrates the lives, stories and artistic abilities of people with all types of disabilities through award-winning short and feature-length films.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival runs from Thursday, March 30, to Saturday, April 1, 2023. Films can either be screened in-person at Kean University or viewed virtually from home.

North Avenue Academic Center [NAAB]
1000 Morris Avenue (at the corner of North Ave.)
Union, NJ 07083

A talkback and Q&A session will follow all screenings.

Screening 1: Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm

Screening 2: Friday, March 31 at 6:00 pm

Screening 3: Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 am

Screening 4: Saturday, April 1 at 2:30 pm

Please note: The above times are when the auditorium will open to kick off the day’s program. Film screenings will begin 30 minutes after the doors open, and post-screening talkbacks will be approximately 30 minutes. Please plan your arrival and departure times accordingly.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per session.
A donation can be made through the Kean Foundation or in person at the film festival.

Event Info

ReelAbilities New Jersey
March 30 – April 1, 2023
North Ave Academic Building [NAAB]
Free (RSVP)
Event Type
Film festival

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Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for I Didn’t See You ThereMy Disability Roadmap, and Dwarfo-psychosis and stay for a talkback.

Friday, March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Friday, March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Here.Is.Better. with Beautiful and Borderline Coffee and stay for a talkback

Saturday, April 1 @ 11:30 am

Saturday, April 1 @ 11:30 am

Join us for ReelLove and ReelPandemic Shorts including Beat Lingo, Aimee Victoria, See Through, Signs and Gestures, Lockdown Tale, The Body is a House of Familiar Rooms, Aggrappati a Me/Hold On to Me

Saturday, April 1 @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 1 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for Imperfect with Nick Lightning

The statewide ReelAbilities Film Festival New Jersey is led by Montclair State University and supported by the Kessler Foundation. Kean University’s film festival is hosted by Kean Stage and generously supported by the Human Rights Institute and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as community partners.

Upcoming Events

White female on a wheelchair, wearing a leopard printed shirt and with wavy blond hair, smilingBroadway’s Ali Stroker will perform at Enlow Recital Hall on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm. Ali Stroker won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as ‘Ado Annie’ in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! She made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening.

plays by peoplePremiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, in partnership with Matheny Arts Access, will present Plays by People on Sunday, April 2, at 3:00 pm at the North Avenue Academic Building. The mission of Arts Access is to provide individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Plays by People features the work of Matheny Arts Access contributors.