February 14 - 18, 2016

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ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival, is a FREE city-wide film and arts festival to promote inclusion and celebrate the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities - making an impact that lasts far beyond the week of the festival. Hosted by the JFS Alexander Institute for Inclusion in collaboration with Houston's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, a robust and exciting array of films, musicians, special events, and extraordinary speakers from around the world are being featured this year.

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The Art of Celebration

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 16, 7:00 pm
at Nicole Longnecker Gallery
(exhibition runs through February 20, 2016 during gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm.)

An art exhibition featuring works on canvas, paper, and photography from Houston's Celebration Company, a group composed of 20 adults with disabilities who create art as an expressive outlet. Gallery exhibition: FREE and open to the general public. Register here for exclusive exhibition events: A "Peace" of Art, paper-making classes and A Luncheon with Celebration Company Artists events.

Register here for exclusive
exhibition events:

A "Peace" of Art, paper-making classes
(registration coming soon)

A Luncheon with Celebration
Company Artists

(registration coming soon)

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An All-Inclusive Jazz & Blues Jam Session with the Pros

Saturday, January 23, 7:30 pm (pre-reception at 6:30 pm) at HCC Spring Branch

Cost: FREE. Space is limited.
(registration coming soon)

Professional jazz & blues musicians invite musicians with disabilities to jam with the band. The event will feature local greats such as Sebastian "Bash" Whittaker, David Craig, Pamela York, Tim Ruiz (of Grammy-award winning band La Mafia) and more. Everyone is welcome!

Click here for the 2016 ReelAbilities Houston Executive Summary

Stay tuned for updates and this year's schedule!

ReelAbilities: Houston Film Festival is presented to the City of Houston by Jewish Family Service and its Alexander Institute for Inclusion.