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Part of SFFILM at Home

Crip Camp Q&A

21 Apr
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
SFFILM at Home

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Guests Expected

Co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht are expected to participate in an online Q&A.


Born with spina bifida, 15-year-old Jim LeBrecht found first love and a tribe when he spent the summer of 1971 at a Catskills camp for the disabled. He and his new friends also discovered something else: their voices. How that experience leads to the fledgling, Bay Area-incubated disability rights movement and to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act is at the heart of this riveting documentary that blends archival footage, news reports, and contemporary interviews. A Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner.

“This is a movie that starts with powerful memories of childhood but uses them as merely seeds for something much greater — a look at how formative experiences can really shape the future. Expertly editing together moving interviews with its subjects with archival material, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution becomes a commentary on how to change the world. It’s not just common human decency that should lead to equality for disabled people, but the truth that empowerment for everyone is the only path to true progress for anyone.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Watch Crip Camp on Netflix then join us for an in-depth conversation with co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht in which they will discuss the making of this remarkable documentary.
Members who RSVP for this event will be sent a link via email one day in advance to register for the online session, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!
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Co-director Nicole Newnham

After getting her start as a producer, Nicole Newnham made her directing debut as co-director of Sentenced Home (2006). Her other films include The Rape of Europa (2006) and The Revolutionary Optimists (2013).

Co-director Jim LeBrecht

Jim LeBrecht is a long-time sound editor, mixer, and designer, primarily for documentaries, but also for such narratives as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), where he served as sound effects editor, and The Singing Detective (2003), for which he was the sound designer. Crip Camp is his directorial debut.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Runtime 107

Country USA

Director Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht

Producer Sara Bolder, Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham

Editor Eileen Meyer, Andrew Gersh

Cinematographer Justin Schein

Music Bear McCreary

Print Source Netflix