Video from Into the Spotlight
Directed by: Thaddeus D. Matula
Thaddeus D. Matula (Dir), 99 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
A heartfelt story of how a script, a stage, and a theater program composed of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities celebrate their creativity, explore life’s complexities, and empower a community, in their own words and their own way—
The film follows a Dallas-based theatre troupe composed of individuals who are determined to write, rehearse, and perform their 11th annual original musical during the 2021-22 season.
Both on the stage and in the film, the documentary participants tell their story in their own voices.
This screening is a sensory friendly event. The screening will feature dim lighting, a lower sound level, open captioning, and ability for audience members to get up and move around as necessary.
Nonfiction and narrative shorts that shine a light on race, (de)colonialism, and inequity in the US, Canada + sovereign Indigenous Nations.