MINDS Film Festival 2020
January 15 - January 19
MINDS are hosting their third annual MINDS Film Festival! Since its inception, the annual MINDS Film Festival has become a unique platform to showcase the meaningful narratives and uplifting possibilities that PWIDs experience. This year, for the first time ever, MINDS Film Festival will be rolling out free community screenings in the heart of two neighbourhoods — Tampines and Yishun — to bring the action and excitement of the festival into the heartlands as building an inclusive community for our differently-abled friends begins with the support of the community.
All screenings (except for Community Screenings) are held at Shaw Theatres Lido.
Community screenings are free to attend!
Tickets are at $10 each, with free admission to DDR-ID Card Holders and $5 to accompanying caregivers of DDR-ID Card Holders and MINDS Staff.
SFS members enjoy a discounted price of $8!
COMMUNITY SCREENING: REDHA
10 Jan (Fri), 7:30pm
Our Tampines Hub, The Central Plaza
11 Jan (Sat), 4:00pm
Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, The Great Hall
dir. Tunku Mona Riza
2016 | Malaysia | Drama | Malay with English and Chinese subtitles | 115 mins | Rating PG
Upon the discovery that their only son Danial (Haziq) is autistic, Alina (Lojong) and Razlan’s (Namron) world crumbles as they struggle to confront the harsh realities of raising a child disabled by a condition they hardly knew about.
OPENING FILM: PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
15 Jan (Wed), 8pm
dir. Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
2017 | USA | Drama | English | 98 mins | Rating PG13 (Some Coarse Language)
Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school.
16 Jan (Thurs), 7pm
dir. Jevons Au
2018 | Hong Kong | Drama | Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles | 100 mins | Rating PG
Despite her reluctance, a music teacher in a special education needs (SEN) school, Ms. Tsui, is being assigned to helm a musical performance with a Band 1 underachiever and a Band 3 rebellious teenager.
17 Jan (Fri), 6:50pm
dir. Javier Fesser
2018 | Spain | Comedy, Drama | Spanish with English subtitles | 124 mins | Rating TBA
After publicly disgracing himself in a fight with his head coach, Marco drives drunk straight into the back of a police car and is sentenced to community service – training a basketball team comprising of players with varying mental disabilities.
18 Jan (Sat), 1pm
dir. Dan Habib
2018 | USA | Documentary | English | 70 mins | Rating TBA
The documentary stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate through high school, college, and the workforce.
MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS
18 Jan (Sat), 6:50pm
dir. Stefano Cipani
2018 | Italy | Drama | 102 mins | Rating TBA
Jack believes his parents when they tell him that his brother, Gio, is a superhero with amazing powers. As he grows up, however, Jack realizes that his brother actually has Down syndrome, and learns that his brother’s energy, vitality, and unique perspective can indeed change the world— just like a superhero.
CLOSING FILM: INNOCENT WITNESS
19 Jan (Sun), 1:00pm
dir. Han Lee
2018 | South Korea | Drama, Crime | Korean with English subtitles | 129 mins | NC16 (Some Disturbing Scenes)
An old man suffering from depression is found dead, and his housekeeper is charged with the murder. The housekeeper’s defense attorney, Soon Ho (Jung), is surprised to learn the only witness to the crime is Ji Woo (Kim), a teenage girl with autism.
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