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disTHIS! Film Series: Laughter, Love & Nekkid Cartoons Feb 6 - Last Chance To RSVP!

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  • Lawrence Carter-Long
    Going, going ... nearly GONE! Available seats are nearly filled! LAST CHANCE to RSVP to disthis@dnnyc.net and reserve YOUR spot! To read more and watch a
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      Going, going ... nearly GONE!  Available seats are nearly filled! 
       
      LAST CHANCE to RSVP to disthis@... and reserve YOUR spot!
       
      To read more and watch a streaming video trailer, go to:

      Laughter, Love & Nekkid Cartoon Characters at a special Valentine's themed disTHIS! Film Screening: THIS Wednesday, February 6th!

      Movie poster for the film "What's Bugging Seth"

      Eli Steele's multiple award-winning WHAT'S BUGGING SETH features a plotline that, at first glance, reads like the set-up of a joke: A driven young deaf man, a bilateral amputee, and a failed model star in a romantic comedy. The jokes don't stop there. Lucky for audiences, the rest of WHAT'S BUGGING SETH is also good for laughs.
       
      In the film, Seth Singer (Ross Thomas) invests his life savings into a pesticide business despite the presence of a well-established competitor that will do anything to see him fail.
       
      Along the way, Seth meets Alma (Amy Purdy, a real-life double amputee), and the two bond over their disabilities. But will Alma and Seth's connection be strong enough to withstand the return of Nora (Nora Kirkpatrick), Seth’s high school love, who comes home after a disappointing modeling career?  Written and directed by Eli Steele (who is hearing impaired himself) many incidents from real life inspired the tone and humor in the film, including the comic sex scene - an audience favorite.
       
      Perfect for a Valentine's Day screening -- bring a date! -- WHAT'S BUGGING SETH is a charming and comic tale that explores both the pleasures and perils of love in honest, funny and direct ways that Hollywood has seldom dared.

      Shown with the 2004 Academy award-winning short subject, HARVIE KRUMPET, which tells the cradle to almost grave tale of an ordinary man seemingly cursed with bad luck. Don't believe me? Enduring everything frrom being born with Tourette's Syndrome to getting struck by lightning – twice! – to testicular cancer to Alzheimer’s Disease, Harvie "bravely triumphs" over one disaster after another. Along the way Harvie falls in love, adopts a Thalidomide baby, fights for animal rights and becomes a geriatric nudist.

      Did we mention it's a comedy? A dark comedy, for sure, but hilarious nonetheless. HARVIE KRUMPET is an animated gem which explores triumph over adversity while subverting all tiresome stereotypes and attempts at knee-jerk classification.

      disTHIS! movies, talkback sessions and related events are open to the public. $5 donation. Both movies are presented in English with open captions. ASL interpretation and audio description available upon request. Space is wheelchair accessible. There is a cash bar for drinks, but space is limited to the first 65 people! Recent articles in the Tribeca Trib, New York Nonprofit Press and the NY Times -- and YOUR support -- have filled screenings to capacity. DON'T MISS OUT! Call 212.284.4160 to reserve YOUR seat or email us at: disthis@... 

      An audience discussion (with ASL interpretation) will take place following the screening!

      When: Wednesday, February 6th Time: 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Screening starts @ 7:00 pm

      Where:
      DCTV @ The Firehouse
      3rd Floor Screening Room
      87 Lafayette St (between Walker & White)

      Closest subway stops: N/Q/R/W, J/M/Z, or 6 to Canal Street.  DCTV is located two blocks South of Canal Street in NYC.
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      Cost: $5 Donation 

      disTHIS! movies, talkback sessions and related events are open to the public. $5 donation. Both movies are presented in English with open captions. ASL and audio description available upon request. Space is wheelchair accessible. There is a cash bar for drinks, but space is limited to the first 65 people! Recent articles in the Tribeca Trib, New York Nonprofit Press and the NY Times -- and YOUR support -- have consistently filled disTHIS! screenings to capacity.  DON'T MISS OUT!  Call 212.284.4160 to reserve YOUR seat or email: disthis@...

      The disTHIS! Film Series, a project of the Disabilities Network of NYC in association with DCTV, is a monthly showcase of festival quality independent and international short, documentary and feature films with disability themes audiences are unlikely to see elsewhere. disTHIS! movies are always provocative; never quite what you’d  expect. No handkerchief necessary, no heroism required. This is disability through a whole new lens. disTHIS! is made possible the generous support of The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, members of the Disabilites Network of NYC and our audiences. 
       
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