Racker Center Hosts Free Screening

Racker Presents
Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm

In celebration of its 70th Anniversary, Racker will host a free community screening of the feature film, “Intelligent Lives.”

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dan Habib, “Intelligent Lives,” serves as a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

The film 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 personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

“Intelligent Lives” challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

This film is free and open to the public. It is most suitable for ages 12 and up. Refreshments will be provided.

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