The Sprout Film Festival features films made by and about people with developmental disabilities, highlighting the issues facing this population and the many ways they enhance our lives and community. The festival is coming to the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center (1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville) on Friday, March 13, 2009 for two shows only.
The free morning show begins at 10:30 am. Through music, dance, and humor, individuals with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities celebrate life, document dreams, confront disappointment, and inspire those around them. This show is appropriate for 5th graders and up, with and without disabilities.
The evening show, beginning at 7:00 pm, introduces us to artists and musicians, moms and dads, students and agitators, each of whom forces us to consider the infinite possibility of an inclusive community and challenge our perception of differences. There is a $10.00 suggested donation for the evening show which will benefit a collaborative film making project between Light House Studio and our local Very Special Arts of Virginia.;
For more information call Sarah Blech at (434) 975-9400 ext. 2342, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.prep-prc.org. The Sprout Film Festival is co-sponsored by City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Light House Studio, Piedmont Council of the Arts, PREP/Parent Resource Center, The Virginia Institute of Autism, and VSA arts of Virginia,
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