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January 31, 2017

Breaking Bad star to keynote Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival

RJ MitteThe online ticket box office for parties and screenings of the 2017 Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival organized by LADD, Inc. is now open. The 2017 Festival will be March 9-12 at the Duke Energy Center. Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte will keynote the Premiere Luncheon.

The Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival will feature more than 40 diverse, impactful and entertaining films, all of which are about the lives, stories and art of people experiencing disability. The film screenings (with discussions to follow the films), will not only entertain audiences, but will also transform the way guests perceive differences, appreciate and welcome one another. Films will range from silly (like the Spring Break Zombie Massacre) to powerfully told documentaries to beautifully portrayed stories to fun animations. Each screening is hosted by and benefits a local nonprofit organization. Some screenings are family friendly and parents are encouraged to bring their children as they watch and learn together important messages of friendship and diversity.

Celebration Parties will include:
Thursday, March 9 at noon: Premiere Luncheon with keynote speaker RJ Mitte.

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Premiere Night film reception and film screening of The Astronaut’s Secret.

Friday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m.: Interfaith Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Richard Bernstein, the nation’s first blind Supreme Court Justice.

Friday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m.: Veterans Reception with keynote speaker Michael Schlitz, retired US Army platoon sergeant, Gary Sinise Foundation ambassador and Purple Heart recipient, followed with a film screening.

Saturday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m.: Veterans Brunch with keynote speaker Bryan Anderson, a retired US Army sergeant and Gary Sinise Foundation ambassador and Purple Heart recipient.

Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m.: Cocktails & Zombies Party with the stars and screenwriters of Spring Break Zombie Massacre, Sam and Mattie; plus other Hollywood VIPs, and Cincinnati’s own Drew Lachey and Q102’s Jenn Jordan.

Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.: Local Films/Closing Night Party featuring game-changing films made by and about local people.

Workshops and more!
Additionally, Festival guests can learn how to act, model, tell their story, see entertainment, and create films on their smart phone in workshops throughout the weekend.

The 2017 larger and all-in-one location venue will accommodate more guests; however, with sell out audiences in 2016, early registration is highly encouraged. This is an accessible event with accommodations for people who have disabilities.

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