It was announced today that the award-winning new documentary A Whole Lott More will have its New York Gala Premiere on Monday, March 10th, at 6:30 p.m., as part of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan located at 334 Amsterdam Ave at West 76th street.
The Premiere screening will be introduced by Emmy-nominee Victor Buhler, the director of A Whole Lott More, and by Wanda Huber, who is featured prominently in the film.
Following the screening, Tamsen Fadal – Emmy-winning anchor, PIX 11 News – will moderate a Q&A with Executive Producer Loreen Arbus, President & CEO of The Loreen Arbus Foundation, Inc., Jacqueline Conley Director, Program Services, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and John Sasso, Assistant Director, IT Services, Northeast AccessAbilities Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP.
A Whole Lott More has already won the Audience Awards at both the Toronto HotDocs Festival and the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Cincinnati Film Festival.
A Whole Lott More began when director Victor Buhler, motivated by a car accident that left him in a wheelchair, decided to tell the powerful story of an Ohio company that hired primarily workers with disabilities, yet had been able to compete for decades, until the collapse of the auto industry gave the company a year to reinvent itself and find new contracts or close down. A Whole Lott More examines work and disability through new perspectives, revealing the struggles of over 8 million people in America with developmental disabilities to join the work force. It is a film about the great spirit of the American worker, about the economy, and about three unforgettable characters – who happen to have a developmental disability – and their quest for a job.
A Whole Lott More will also have three other screenings:
• Hunter College – March 6th at 7:00 p.m.
• The Actor’s Fund in Brooklyn – March 10th at 7:00 p.m.
• Jacob Burns Center (Pleasantville, NY) – March 13th at 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets to the New York Premiere of A Whole Lott More at the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival or additional screenings on March 6 and March 10th click here.
To purchase tickets to the Jacob Burns Center screening on March 13, click here.