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.