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3 Minutes of Fame: NIAD on TV New Visions Gallery

A television presentation on the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond, California and efforts by residents of Contra Costa County to build a fine arts center for developmentally challenged artists in Walnut Creek, California. [Calif.]: Bay TV News, 2000. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 3 min.

301/302 (South Korea, 1995)

Directed by Chul-Soo Park. Cast: Eun-jin Bang and Sin-Hye Hwang. "Two women are neighbors in an apartment building: one is an obsessive professional cook (in room 301), the other an anorexic writer (room 302). A young policeman is investigating the disappearance of the woman from room 302. Through flashbacks, we learn the nature of the two women's relationship: the cook tries to cure her neighbor by preparing fabulous meals for her every night - only to have them left untouched." (from Screen Cuisine) 100 min.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer. Based on true events this is the dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize. 135 min.

A Bit of Luck (Tipat mazal) (Israel, 1992)

Directed by Ze'ev Revach. Cast: Ya'ackov Ben-Sira, Zehava Ben, Jacques Cohen, Chen Gueta, Yossi Keinan. Tells the story of a blind father and his singer daughter immigrating together to Israel. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Brief History of Time. (1989)

Director, Errol Morris. In this film noted theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, explores his research into the farthest reaches of time and the universe against the backdrop of his life's story which includes his struggle with a progressive paralyzing disease. 1991.

A Change in Perspective.

Profiles five people who lead productive lives because they stress ability over disability, including a community advocate for the disabled in Harlem and an Olympic wheelchair athlete. Examines the physical and social issues connected with spinal cord injury and disproves outdated attitudes about persons with disabilities. 1994. 30 min.

A Divina com•233;dia (Divine Comedy) (Portugal / France / Switzerland, 1991)

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira. Cast: Maria de Medeiros, Miguel Guilherme, Luis Miguel Cintra, Mario Viegas, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Doria, Paulo Matos, Jose Wallenstein, Ruy Furtado, Carlos Gomes, Maria Joao Pires. In this symbolic film, all of the inhabitants of a Portuguese mental asylum suffer from religious delusions of one kind or another -- even the cynic who denies the value of any religions at all. One couple re-enacts the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden, a woman plays at being St.

A Mind of Your Own

Looks at the world of children and youth who are affected by learning disabilities through the stories of four young people, who don't allow learning difficulties to hold them back or get them down. With the support of family, teachers and their communities these kids have confronted and learned to cope with their disabilities while enjoying their own unique talents like singing and chess. c1999. Directed by Gail Sweeney. Dist.: National Film Board of Canada. 38 min.

A Patch of Blue (1965)

Directed by Guy Green. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford. Accidentally blinded as a child, 18-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charming man, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart. Based on "Be ready with bells and drums" by Elizabeth Kata. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Question of Silence (De Stilte rond Christine M.)(Netherlands, 1983)

Director, Marleen Gorris. Cast: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Cox Habbema, Henriette Tol. A female psychiatrist is appointed by a judge to evaluate three women who, strangers to each other, have each confessed to the murder of the same man. Their rage toward and hatred of their male-dominated society is gradually understood by the psychiatrist, who begins to question her own nature. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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