Reel Abilities Film Festival » Tickets and Showtimes

As Cincinnati’s largest film festival, ReelAbilities’ unique purpose is bringing people together to explore differences and shared humanity.  It will be a week of celebration that include events, world class films and celebrities who experience disability. Individual tickets are $10 for each screening unless otherwise specified. Visit the website for more information.


Premiere Night‒Friday, February 27

“Little World”

Follow 19-year-old Albert’s journey as he leaves his home of Barcelona to travel to New Zealand, his furthest destination yet. He won’t let anything get in the way of his dreams, least of all his wheelchair.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, 4502
  • 7:00 p.m.


Premiere Day‒Saturday, February 28

“The Crash Reel”

The dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport: snowboarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury. A comeback story with a difference.

  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, 45236
  • 1:30 p.m.


Sunday, March 1

“Touch of the Light”

The story of a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan named Huang Yu-Siang, who stars as himself. Critically acclaimed, Touch of the Light celebrates the triumphs of those who dare to dream.

  • Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Avenue, 45220
  • 1:30 p.m.


“Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement”

Does a man with no legs have a “disability” when he can run faster on his prosthetics than most people can? Fixed looks at the drive to be “better than human,” and the radical technological innovations that may make it possible.

  • Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, 45203
  • 2:00 p.m.


Monday, March 2

“Where Hope Grows & ESPN:E60 Teddy Ballgame”

Come for a dinner and a movie. The film features a baseball star is forced into early retirement struggles to adjust to the curve ball life has thrown him. He finds new life through an unexpected friendship with Produce, a local grocery store clerk who has Down syndrome.

  • Great American Ball Park Champions Club, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, 45202
  • $25
  • 6:30 p.m.


“Here One Day”

  • This is a visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships, and the ripple of effects of her suicide on those she loved, all seen through the discoveries of her daughter years later. Also featuring a local short story by The Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, 45236
  • 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 3

“The Commute”

This is the LIVABLE Cincinnati Luncheon featuring the short film, “The Commute,” which explores one man’s journey in a wheelchair navigating the New York subway. Join us for an exhibition and mid-day screening to discuss our own physical environment and look at innovative ways to adapt. Lunch will be provided.

  • Great American Ball Park, Champions Club, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, 45202
  • Free
  • 12:00 p.m.


“Come As You Are”

While their families think they are on a wine tour in Spain, three young men embark on a wild trip to a Spanish brothel that caters to people with disabilities, on a quest to lose their virginity.

  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, 45236
  • 7:30 p.m.



One man rethinks his mental illness. Bipolarized follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatment and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.

  • Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Avenue, 45220
  • $10
  • 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 4

“Wampler’s Ascent”

Steve Wampler, a teacher and father with cerebral palsy, must do 20,000 pull-ups to climb the famous El Capitan Mountain in Yosemite. His goal is to show kids with disabilities they can do anything they set their minds to. Also featuring a local short story by The Esquire.

  • Taylor High School Auditorium, 56 Cooper Road, Cleves, 45002
  • 7:00 p.m.


“It’s All About Friends”

Max, a cinematographer, is invited to help on a film projected by an old friend, but it’s not until he arrives that he realizes the documentary is about people with disabilities. As the film gets made, Max goes through a personal journey challenging his perceptions of disabilities.

  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, 45236
  • 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 5

“Getting Up & On Beauty”

“Getting Up” is about renowned graffiti artist TemptOne, who loses his creative voice after being paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through technology and the help of his crew, he is able to create art, write again—and regain his street cred.


“On Beauty” challenges perceptions of beauty through the stories of people with genetic syndromes across the globe.

  • Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th Street, 45202
  • 7:00 p.m.


“Travis: A Soldier’s Story”

Travis is one of five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. Travis: A Soldier’s Story is an intimate look into the daily inward and outward struggles of our wounded veterans and the difficult rehabilitation they face.

  • Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, 45203
  • 7:00 p.m.


Friday, March 6 

ReelMusic: A Film & Concert Tribute to Doc Pomus

“AKA Doc Pomus” brings to life the extraordinary journey of Jerome Solon Felder, known as Doc Pomus, from being partially paralyzed by polio as a child to becoming one of America’s greatest songwriters, with classics like “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment.” Concert performers will include: The Perfect Children, The Hiders, Magnolia Mountain, and Phixx.

  • The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011
  • 6:00 p.m.


Closing Night, Saturday, March 7 

“Habana Muda”

Watch the story of Chino, a deaf farmer in Havana, who is torn between staying with his family or joining a gay Mexican man named Jose who wants to help him leave Cuba. “Habana Muda” presents a very real look at the intricate webs we weave as humans in our quest for love, meaning, and fulfillment.

  • Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Avenue, 45220
  • 1:3 0p.m.


“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors”

While walking home from school, Ricky, a teenager with autism, stumbles into the overwhelming labyrinth of sensations that is the NYC subway system. As days pass with no word from Ricky, his fractured family must make amends in order to find him before it’s too late.

  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, 45236
  • 1:30 p.m.


Reel Cincy

Focusing the lens on Cincinnati, ReelAbilities and the Cincinnati Enquirer are partnering to bring you several documentary shorts that are created by local filmmakers about local people.

  • Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, 45202
  • 7:00 p.m.