NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and the 9th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival will be co-presenting 'The Rebound', a documentary film about the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team as they chase a championship.
ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
"We're proud to be a sponsor of this year's festival and support the many talented filmmakers who raise awareness about the extraordinary lives and triumphs of people with different abilities, including wheelchair users," said James Weisman, United Spinal's president and CEO.
Initiated in 2007 by JCC Manhattan, the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
The 7-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performing arts, presented annually at over 35 venues across the NYC metropolitan area.
'The Rebound' will be shown on Sunday, March 5, at 2 PM at JCC Manhattan.
Enter code UNITEDRFF9 for $4 discount off ticket purchase.
Visit http://newyork.reelabilities.org/films-and-events/ for full lineup.
ReelAbilities offers many accessible and inclusive accommodations. All films are captioned or subtitled (unless otherwise noted) and all venues are wheelchair accessible. ReelAbilities also offers audio description, ASL interpretation, CART, and information in Braille for select events and upon advance request.
Anyone needing additional accommodations to participate should contact the screening location in advance of the event.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
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