FREE documentary followed by a panel discussion with special guests Wendi Fralick (Executive Director, The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges) and Sasha Hutchings (via Zoom, Managing Director of Denver’s Phamaly Theatre Company. Moderated by Sydney Alison (Kendall Whittier Main Street Community Engagement Coordinator).
Sign language interpreting will be provided for the intro and Q&A through a partnership with TSHA.
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a FREE neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The series begins with “Move Me.” Beneath the waters of Lake Superior, off the shore of Wisconsin, Kelsey Peterson underwent a transformation. On the eve of Independence Day 2012, she dove in and hit the lake bottom headfirst, suffering a life-altering spinal cord injury that takes away both function and sensation from the chest down, essentially robbing Kelsey of her self-identities as an athlete and dancer. Alongside peers and allies in the spinal cord injury community, she seeks to answer the question “Who am I now?” As she grapples with the ebb and flow of hope and acceptance, Kelsey talks to researchers and meets with people who belong to this community and who help give her the strength and the will to return to dance. When a cutting-edge clinical trial surfaces, it tests her expectations and her faith in the possibility of a cure, forcing her to evaluate the limits of her recovery—in body and spirit.