About the Film
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions.
Co-directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist. Winner of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.
Presented in partnership with Park City Museum as part of their “Patient No More” exhibit and the Raising Voices Film Series, supported with grant funding from Park City Municipal Corp and the Park City Chamber of Commerce.
The film will be shown with Open Captions and ASL interpretation will be provided for the introduction to the film by Dalton Gackle and Diane Knispel, Park City Museum.
Wheelchair accessible theater and bathrooms
Assisted Listening devices
ASL interpretation for film introduction
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