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Moving Images 2019 Films and Panels

Through the power of film, Moving Images looks to raise awareness, educate our community, and fight prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with disabilities. Vinfen is excited to announce the films and panels for our 2019 Film Festival.

Fighter

A teenage boxer with Down syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring.

Off the Rails

Off the Rails tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring special guest Michael Stuart Garfinkle, PhD of Off the Rails, plus Family & Social Justice Section Cambridge Police Lieutenant Federick J. Cabral, and Program Manager of the Boston Medical Center Criminal Justice Diversion Programs Lauren H. Sneider, MS. Moderated by Vinfen Director of Integrated Care and Innovation Elizabeth Cella, MS, LRC, CRC, CPRP.

Bonnie Brown and Myra Brown

Myra Brown interviews her mother, Bonnie, who is a single mother with an intellectual disability.

Asperger’s Are Us

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe Asperger’s Are Us will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring stars of the film Asperger’s Are Us Adjunct Professor at Bunker Hill Community College Noah Britton, MA, Ethan N. Finlan, Jack Hanke, and New Michael Ingemi. The discussion will be moderated by Vinfen Director of Service Development Kathleen A. Catano, MS.

Looking for Luke

Luke Tang was a well-liked and passionate Harvard sophomore who took his family and friends by surprise when he died by suicide. Looking for Luke is a short documentary following his family and friends as they attempt to understand why this happened.

I Jumped Off the Golden Gate Bridge

At 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, he is an advocate, speaker, and author who spreads the message of hope and recovery.

Beyond Silence

Meet Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd, three different people who share one common experience—their lives have been transformed by speaking up for mental health. The film provides a glimpse into their lives and their diagnoses—which include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety—ultimately weaving together a story about how speaking up is key to living well.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring stars of the film Beyond Silence CEO of Notehouse Lauren A. Burke, JD; Founder of Go Fetch Wellness Jeff Fink; and Certified Peer Support Specialist at SC Share Lloyd J. Hale II plus special guest Juliana H. Chen, MD, Executive Producer of Looking for Luke, Child Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Harvard Medical School Instructor. The discussion will be moderated by Vinfen Director of Recovery Services Adam C. Whitney, LSW, CPRP, CPS.