Directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham
Rated R, 106 min
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.
Part of the Raising Voices Film Series.
Presented in partnership with Park City Museum.
N.B. Online registration closes one hour before the posted showtime. Admission to the event is still allowed without registration.
Park City Film - Jim Santy Auditorium (View)
1255 PARK AVE
Park City, UT 84060
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
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