Intelligent Lives (Social, film and discussion)

Thu Oct 11
  • Thu Oct 11
6:30 pm Free

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

FREE Screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES at the Gem, presented by Disability Rights Maine

Run Time: 70 min.

A documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, 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 story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

Watch the trailer here.

All are welcome!

Doors open at 6:00PM.  Flatbread pizzas, popcorn, beer, wine, coffee and other nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from The Gem.  So come early and support our hosts!

Movie starts around 6:30 (70 minute runtime)

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by staff from Disability Rights Maine.