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CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION
ART OF IMPACT | BREAKING FORM
US 2020, 107 min Directors JIM LEBRECHT, NICOLE NEWNHAM
DocPitch 2018 winner Crip Camp documents the early 1970s at Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled teenagers near Woodstock, where a revolution was stirring. Besides experiencing all the usual camp activities, the campers also discovered the power of collective action. They returned home determined to improve a world that was decidedly unwelcoming to those with disabilities. Local filmmakers Jim LeBrecht—a camper at Camp Jened—and Nicole Newnham (The Rape of Europa) provide a remarkably candid portrait of the camp and track the early struggles and triumphs of the burgeoning disability rights movement. This inspiring and joyous film, with strong Bay Area ties, is, ultimately, a universal story of the human spirit and a testament to what can be accomplished when people stick together to fight for their rights.
AWARDS: Sundance 2020—U.S. Documentary Audience Award
NICOLE NEWNHAM is an Emmy®-winning documentary producer and director, three-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus, and five-time Emmy nominee. She has recently produced two virtual reality films with artist-director Lynette Wallworth: Collisions and Awavena.
JAMES LEBRECHT has over 40 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, author, disability rights activist, and filmmaker. LeBrecht’s credits include The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won the Academy Award® for short documentary in 2006, Minding the Gap, Unrest, The Force, The Island President, The Waiting Room, The Kill Team, Daughter from Danang, The Cockettes, We Were Here, and Audrie and Daisy.
|RUNNING TIME:||107 min|
|DIRECTORS:||Jim Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham|
|PRODUCERS:||Sara Bolder, Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham|
|EDITORS:||Eileen Meyer, Andrew Gersh, Mary Lampson, Shane Hofeldt|
|NOTE WRITER:||Ken Jacobson|