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I Didn't See You There

Directed by Reid Davenport
77 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Sundance Award-winner Reid Davenport’s feature length debut is a reflective, powerfully personal exploration of the history of freakdom, vision and (in)visibility.
Sparked by the appearance of a circus tent near his home in Oakland, California, Davenport examines the legacy of the freak show and the ableism people with disability continue to experience today. Originally from Bethel, Connecticut, the hometown of P.T. Barnum, ‘The Greatest Showman’, Davenport reflects on a time when people with disability were displayed as spectacle. He then draws a line to our approach to disability today. Filmed entirely from Davenport’s viewpoint, the film brings audiences face to face with the (in)visiblity he experiences as a wheelchair-user, capturing candid moments within the spaces he navigates, while offering a glimpse at the richness of his daily life.

Screens with Inspire Me.

Screening with open captions. Audio descriptions are available. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
audio descriptionopen captionwheelchair access
An evocative first-hand perspective on the challenges of living as a wheelchair-user in an America that still treats disability as an afterthought.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Hums with a hypnotic affinity for architectural patterns and urban textures…
Jacob Oller, Paste Magazine
The vignettes that comprise Reid Davenport’s existence really give you a sense of life from the vantage point of one at a lower elevation than most. It’s life, as usual, just a little different, is all.
Benjamin Franz, Film Threat

Films showing at this event:

Inspire Me
Award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart explores the phenomenon of "inspiration porn” in this comedic host-driven documentary.


Thu 9 Jun
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Sun 12 Jun
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Unclassified 15+
In English
Reid Davenport
Keith Wilson
Reid Davenport
Todd Chandler
Australian Premiere
Documentary, Festival Award Winners, Disability, Filmmaking
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Cinetic Media
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