Caption This Cinema is a brand new film exhibitor with access at its core, championing diverse stories and disabled audiences, and will be launching its virtual inaugural screening of Vision Portraits from 17th – 19th November.
Author: Charlotte Little
Charlotte Little is an access consultant working in the film exhibition sector, advising festivals and cinemas on access and inclusion for Disabled and Deaf audiences.
A collection of disability themed double bills, all of which portray authentic disability representation across a variety of genres.
The horror genre flashes a sliver of potential for the representation of disabled people.
Shot in black and white, Lynch’s historical drama explores themes of compassion, the human condition and man’s inhumanity to man.
Ad Astra: Another Lonely Astronaut
Brad Pitt is Major Roy McBride, a lonesome astronaut in James Gray’s stunning space-opera. Ad Astra first premiered at the Venice Film Festival a few weeks ago and left critics shivering with existential chills.
Audio Description (AD) is a narration track that is played in addition to the dialogue and soundtrack of a film; it is primarily intended to benefit blind and visually impaired audiences. The commentary describes the visual elements of the media, such as body language and expressions which can assist a blind or visually impaired person’s […]
Disability is an identity much like race or gender, but the arts are lacking in disability representation. Instead, disabled individuals like myself regularly see non-disabled actors emulate the characteristics of a marginalised group without any outreach into the community they depict.
“Funny that you’ve survived so long. As if someone’s had a purpose for you. Until now.”
The episode danced around themes of accessibility, independence and disability pride, barely scratching the surface of the issues and values central to the disability rights movement.
Since the arrival of streaming services such as BBC iPlayer and Netflix, the popularity of subtitles has risen with many hearing users opting to switch on captions.