Sprout Film Festival

Event Date: 
November 3, 2012

The Arc of Idaho is proud to present the Second
Annual Sprout Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre
on November 3rd, 2012.  Show times are at 2 pm and 7pm. Click here
to see the full flyer for the event.

Sprout is a unique opportunity to experience film and video related to the
field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with intellectual
and developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized
in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile
by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population.  The festival features short films about and starring people with disabilities.  It is truly a celebration of ability and talent.

The Arc and Sprout strive to raise awareness about people with disabilities.
By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce
accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and
expose the general public to important issues facing this population.

The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and swareness of similarities.  

 

The Magic of J-Mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QohvLOqtvg
The story of a high school basketball team manager who has Autism,
Jason McElwain, and gets a chance to play in a regular season game
and shoots the lights out. His story inspires two other high school
basketball team managers, one with Autism and one with Down Syndrome
to follow in J-Mac’s footsteps.

Determined to Dance
http://gosprout.org/newfilm/content/determined-dance
A portrait of young dancers with Down syndrome and their families.
The video also includes rehearsal footage and actual performances.

Laser Beak Man
http://bit.ly/NlpN0X
A child who was never expected to walk or speak overcomes incredible
odds to become and accomplished visual artist with his animation series
screening around the world.

Beautiful
http://www.sproutflix.org/content/beautiful
Two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they face
when their relationship is displayed in public.

 

Join us in watching some amazing films and raising awareness about
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You won’t want to
miss this inspiring, heart warming event!  Click here to see a trailer for some of the movies by clicking on the shaded movies.

Tickets are:  General Admission $10 + Surcharge,
Students, Seniors, and People with Disabilities
$8 + Surcharge.  Available through the Egyptian Theatre or The Arc.

For more information, or to sponsor this event, please
contact Nicole Lang at (208) 422-1759 or nlang@thearcinc.org or click here for the letter and form.

A big thanks to our current sponsors:

 

      

 

 

                           

 

 

The Greber Family                             

 

 

Kelly A. Madison, CBC

Health Insurance & Benefits Advisor