Elevator Pitch + Imperfect

United States
93 min
Suitable for all ages
Print Source: American Film Showcase

Elevator Pitch, 14 min

Everyone who faces mobility challenges for one reason or another knows how frustrating it is when, for example, getting on a bus or subway doesn't go as smoothly as it should. Martyna Starosta's impactful short film addresses the accessibility of the New York subway, but in fact, these issues are familiar everywhere. Even if there is theoretically an elevator in the subway, if it is always out of order, daily commuting quickly becomes a challenge for anyone for whom navigating stairs is not possible. It's not just about everyday inconveniences; for some people, these issues become insurmountable barriers when planning fails or maintenance doesn't receive the necessary resources. This eye-opening film is especially important for those who don't encounter such challenges in their own daily lives

Imperfect, 79 min

The documentary chronicles a unique company of actors who have all nature of disabilities – from spinal cord injury to Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy to autism – as they attempt an unprecedented version of Kander, Ebb, and Fosse’s beloved musical Chicago. Capturing the raw, honest stories of the actors inside the production process and outside the theatre in their everyday lives, (im)perfect reveals a rare behind-the-scenes look at talented artists who push to succeed as professional performers, no matter the obstacles.

Interview with the directors of Imperfect can bee seen here.

26.8 is a free screening, for which you need to redeem a free PDF ticket from the online store in advance.