2018 Sprout Film Festival Celebrates Diversity & Creativity

2018 Sprout Film Festival Celebrates Diversity & Creativity

Do you enjoy uplifting and inspiring films that expand your awareness about others and the struggles and joys they face? Attend the 2018 Sprout Film Festival and support the Arc of Arizona and Chandler Gilbert Arc. 

The Sprout Film Festival focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. By introducing powerful, thought-provoking films from around the world to new and ever-more inclusive audiences, we promote greater acceptance, celebrate difference and light the spark to help make the invisible, visible.

Sprout films feature actors whose lives reflect the joys and challenges their characters face. These are not “star” vehicles for well-known actors to portray individuals with I/DD. Rather, all roles depicting persons with disabilities are played by persons with actual disabilities.

The Sprout Film Festival was founded in 2003 and is programmed and supported by Sprout, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing innovative programming to individuals with I/DD.

WHEN: Friday, April 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tempe Pollack Cinemas, 1825 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, 85284

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at the door, but purchasing advance tickets is strongly encouraged because the event typically comes close to selling out every year. Tickets will become availble for purchase on March 2, 2018. Check the Arc of Arizona’s website for ticket information at http://arcarizona.org/. Proceeds benefit the advocacy programs of The Arc of Arizona + Chandler Gilbert Arc.

About the Arc of Arizona:

The Arc of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) agency incorporated in 1958. It currently has over 1,000 members with 11 local chapters. The Arc of Arizona supports itself through fundraising efforts, private donations and program contracts with the Division of Developmental Disabilities. The volunteers and staff who comprise The Arc of Arizona are individuals with developmental disabilities, parents and friends of individuals with developmental disabilities and educators and professionals in the human services field.

Source: Arc of Arizona

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