Join The Theater at North as Goodwill Industries of NEPA, The Arc of NEPA, and The Lackawanna Susquehanna Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Early Intervention Program proudly host a screening of the documentary “Intelligent Lives” on Wednesday, March 20th.
The evening begins with complementary refreshments in the lobby at 5:00 PM followed by the documentary screening in the theater at 6:00 PM. The screening is 70 minutes and a panel discussion will follow. The screening is free and open to the public. The Theater at North invites individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, community members, professionals, educators, employers, and service providers to join in challenging the perception of intelligence and seeing a life of possibilities.
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes “Intelligent Lives,” a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. “Intelligent Lives” stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. “Intelligent Lives” challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.
Tickets are free and can be reserved online at www.thetheateratnorth.org, over the phone at (570) 800-5020, or in person at the box office on Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Thursdays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, and on the day of the show starting at 3:00 PM.
PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.