Hosted by Jane Seymour, writer/producer/director Jenni Gold‘s documentary CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion takes a look at the evolution of the silver screen’s portrayal of disabilities throughout the entertainment industry’s 130 years of existence.
The doc hosts a number of powerful names in Hollywood, including: Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Geena Davis, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Peter Farrelly, Helen Hunt,William H. Macy, Camryn Manheim, Robert David Hall, Ken Howard, Taylor Hackford, Kyle Maclachlan, Kellie Martin, Garry Marshall, Danny Murphy, Gale Anne Hurd, Richard Donner, RJ Mitte, Vince Gilligan, Paris Barclay, Daryl Mitchell, Geri Jewell, Danny Woodburn, Ben Lewin, and Beau Bridges.
From Director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, and released to coincide with October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CinemAbility reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives.
With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the monumental effect these portrayals have on inclusion.