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ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern VA - Film and Discussion

Sunday, February 26, 2023 5 Adar 5783

4:00 PM - 6:30 PMSocial Hall

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern VA - Film and Discussion

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Each year, this dynamic festival, powered by the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, presents both domestic and international award-winning films paired with interactive programming that gives us a new perspective and highlights the vibrant personalities, realities, and extraordinary abilities of people. Through film, art, and discussion, ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia brings together the community to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation, in partnership

with Agudas Achim Congregation

2023 ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern VA Film & Discussion

Sponsored by Beth El’s Disability Inclusion Committee & Brotherhood and Agudas Achim’s  Disability Inclusion Committee.  For more information, contact: Jeanne Holden



Directed by Lynn Montgomery

55 Min | English | USA | 2020 | Documentary

Talented young musician Grace Fisher, proficient at three instruments, was on her way to the world famous Berklee College of Music. On her 17th birthday, she developed Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like disease. Determined to persevere, Grace sets out to find new ways to create art, driven by her philosophy: “My only limitation will be my imagination.” Featuring Justin Hurwitz, Academy Award winning composer of La La Land.


Directed by Grace Fisher

8 Min | English | USA | 2021 | Narrative

A caterpillar realizes that even though he cannot transform into a butterfly discovers he can still add color to the world in his own special way. Featuring music and artwork by Amazing Grace star Grace Fisher, with critters created by children with disabilities in Santa Barbara.

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