Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-09-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Film to critique Hollywood representations of disabled characters
From a press release
2016-11-28

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO - A group of disability activists, scholars, and filmmakers are announcing their Kickstarter

campaign to raise completion funds for Code the the Freaks, "a blistering critique of Hollywood representations of disabled characters that gives the mic to some of Hollywood's most incensed and ignored critics — actual disabled people, according to co-writer Susan Nussbaum. Taking its name from Tod Browning's 1932 cult classic, Freaks, the film's "code" unpacks Hollywood's 116-year history of exploiting disability stereotypes through its most beloved characters and storylines. The documentary also decodes some hard numbers, such as: 20% of Americans between the ages of 5 and

64 are disabled yet fewer than 2% of film and television characters are disabled; and only .05% of disabled characters' lines are spoken by disabled actors.

Local, national, and internationally-known artists, activists, and scholars with disabilities take viewers through a tour-de-force critique of Hollywood's most egregious ( mis )representations of disability, addressing how these clicho's shape the real lives of both disabled and non-disabled people. "CODE OF THE FREAKS explores the actual lives of disabled people living at the intersections of race, class, age, gender, and sexuality to expose pernicious myths about disability— from the idea that heterosexual romance has curative powers to the belief that disability is a fate worse than death," says co-writer Carrie Sandahl.

"In the current political climate, this documentary has, unfortunately, become urgent."

Code the the Freaks creative team is: filmmaker Salome Chasnoff ( Beyondmedia's The Empowered Fe Fe films and Brink of Survival ), novelist Susan Nussbaum ( Good Kings, Bad Kings ), and UIC faculty Alyson Patsavas and Carrie Sandahl ( Director of the Program on Disability Arts, Culture and the Humanities ). Code the the Freaks is crowdfunding to raise $30,000 in completion funds. The campaign runs now through December 18, 2016.

To learn more: Kickstarter campaign page: ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codeofthefreaks/code-of-thefreaks-

a-documentary-film/ ) .

Facebook movie page: www.facebook.com/CodeOfTheFreaks/ .


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Nat'l Museum of Mexican Art raise funds for Mexico 2017-09-25 - The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and National Museum of Mexican Art have created a relief fund for individuals and interested parties to provide ...


Gay News

Pink Hat Run to benefit women's organizations Nov. 4 2017-09-23 - The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. The 5K/1 ...


Gay News

Michael Johnson bypasses trial, is sentenced to 10 years for hiding HIV status 2017-09-22 - New York, NY, Sept. 21, 2017 — Today, in conclusion to a prosecution short on fairness and riddled with questions about racism and ...


Gay News

Dance for Life raises $233,000+ for dancers with critical health and life issues 2017-09-22 - Chicago Dancers United ( CDU ), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, welcomed nearly 2,300 guests at the 26th ...


Gay News

Two projects of lesbian-owned tello Films nominated for honors 2017-09-22 - Nashville, TN ( September 20, 2017 ) — Lesbian-owned filmed production company, tello Films recently received news that two of their projects have ...


Gay News

Indie film raises awareness of dangers of sex trafficking 2017-09-20 - Ric Morgan never imagined he would become an actor. He had dabbled in acting in his middle school days, but, in his "previous ...


Gay News

NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Rumer Willis spins tunes and tales at Hard Rock 2017-09-20 - Actres/singer Rumer Willis has carved out a strong career on her own, apart from being the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. ...


Gay News

South Side Help Center to mark 30 years, honor leaders, support hurricane recovery 2017-09-20 - Chicago, IL September 20, 2017 —South Side Help Center ( SSHC ), a not-for-profit, community-based organization, will be celebrating 30 years of serving ...


Gay News

REELING FILM FESTIVAL Nelson Rodriguez tackles immigration, love in 'En Algun Lugar' 2017-09-20 - In the movie En Algun Lugar—which will be shown at the Reeling Film Festival on Sept. 22-23—Nelson Rodriguez and Andrew L. Saenz play ...


Gay News

NUNN ON ONE: FILM Fawzia Mirza shows viewers 'Signature Move' 2017-09-20 - Signature Move—a new film directed by Jennifer Reeder and written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato—is a much-anticipated Chicago-made lesbian feature film that ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.