A New Kind of Listening follows Chris Mueller-Medlicott, a young man with cerebral palsy who was mislabeled profoundly mentally disabled because he could not speak. Chris breaks through into stunning self-expression in this moving and inspiring film. The hour-long documentary, by Durham filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer, takes viewers inside the creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group, the cast of which is made up of members with and without disabilities, as they create and perform an original stage piece. Together they prove that a small community arts project has the power to transform lives. A New Kind of Listening weaves together deep feelings, playfulness, vulnerability, and unexpected loss in a joyful, painful celebration of our connection to each other. The result is a groundbreaking film with the power to change beliefs about intelligence, disability and what it takes to be heard. test
Join the inclusive arts campaign! Our purpose in sharing the film is to encourage arts inclusion initiatives in places far and wide. A New Kind of Listening shows how diverse members of a community can support each other to express their unique perspectives and move beyond conventional definitions of human communication. The film demonstrates that with no funding or high-tech equipment, creative expression through the arts can transform separate, unconnected individuals into a close-knit group of friends. Host a screening of A New Kind of Listening to bring attention to opportunities for arts experiences that are welcoming to all members of your community.
To host a community or campus screening.
Choose the appropriate screening rights for your event.
After the film, ask your audience to get involved with your group or take action on a local issue.
Be sure to let us know how your screening went and how your community is taking action.
1. Organize your own screening.
2. Contribute to the project
3. Buy DVD, T-Shirts, Buttons and spread the word
|Asheville Ability Arts Fair||Mar 22, 2013||Asheville||NC||United States||Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies||Complete|
|Inclusive Community Theater||Feb 25, 2013||Asheville||NC||United States||Firestorm Cafe and Books||Complete|
|A New Kind of Listening||Nov 13, 2010||Wilmington||NC||United States||310 Chestnut St.||Complete|
|A New Kind of Listening||Oct 28, 2010||Asheville||NC||United States||1 University Heights, CPO 1200||Complete|
|A New Kind of Listening||Oct 04, 2010||Peterborough||NH||United States||6 School St.||Complete|
|Test Event Name||Aug 08, 2010||Raleigh||NC||United States||11 West Jones St.||Complete|