Commission on Disabilities & the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities present a FREE FILM SERIES
Wednesday, February 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm
The Dark Horse (Dir. James Napier Robinson, 2014, 2:04)
Dark Horse is based on the real-life story of Genesis Potini, a brilliant New Zealand chess player played by Cliff Curtis, who suffered from severe bipolar disorder. Despite the challenges that came his way, Potini pushed forward to find his purpose in life by passing on his knowledge of chess to the community. This film has been awarded a number of awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Score at the New Zealand Film Awards.
Tuesday, March 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm
Blindsight (Dir. Lucy Walker, 2006, 1:44)
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows six Tibetan teenagers on their journey to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri mountain in the shadow of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. The children are at times feared by their parents, scorned by villagers and deemed sinners by devout followers of Buddhism, and believed to be cursed.
Screenings will run from 1:00-3:00 pm and will be followed by a short discussion
and light refreshments.
Aging and Adult Services is located at 225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA.
No registration is required. These films have not been rated for content.
Please call Vincent Merola at CID for more information 650-645-1780 x 118