As an able-bodied person who has previously coached a Special Olympics football team, I have witnessed first-hand the triumphs and struggles that disabled people face daily.
‘Just because a person has a disability that doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t have the same kind of desires, hopes and dreams as everyone else! – Director’s Statement
Director Bruce B. Gordon has been inspired to create a short film that champions this cause, and it is being showcased in Cannes alongside Film Festival at Entr’2 Marches, the 5e Festival International du Court Métrage sur le Thème du Handicap (5th Annual International Disability-Themed Short Film Festival).
“Whole ‘Nother Level“, is being shown to make the public more sensitive to disabled people’s struggles to live and be treated like everyone else. It’s the story of a young man approaching adulthood, whose chance for independent living is in jeopardy because of his disability. This touches all of us, who, at some time in our lives, have something that tries to force us to live a lesser life than we would like to have.
If you are in Cannes or on the Côte d’Azur during Festival time, please do support this Short Film and it’s message by attending the screening.
Attending: Bruce B. Gordon (Director/Writer/Producer), Gail Gordon, (Executive Producer), Tony Chiu, (Associate Producer & Director of Photography), Alain Azoulay (Co-star) and more.
What: Whole ‘Nother Level (duration: 19 mins 27 seconds)
When: Tuesday 20 May 2014 in the 6pm – 9pm block
Where: Salle de Spectacle
45 Rue de Mimont
The Salle de Spectacle is just 12 minutes from Cannes port and the Palais des Festivals on the Croisette, and 5 minutes from the Gare de Cannes SNCF (Cannes train station).
Cost: Free admission to the public. Places can be reserved via local French phone number 06 64 41 04 30
Visit the film distribution links below:
Distrify: http://muvi.es/w4673 (Film is for rent or purchase)
IndieFlix: http://indieflix.com/indie-films/whole-nother-level-35430/ (Subscription based)
All images and website links are copyright to Bruce B. Gordon and/or Bruce Gordon Media.
Access Riviera’s local Cannes tips:
– There are accessible toilets located at the Cannes train station that are open 7 days a week (50 centimes must be paid to the attendant), and on the Croisette adjacent to Plage Macé.
– For a pre-screening apéritif, my recommendation is Le Cirque located two minutes from the Cannes train station at 30 rue Hoche, Cannes. www.lecirquecannes.fr
– The Gare de Cannes SNCF (Cannes train station) lies on the coastal train line. For current timetables between Mandelieu-Cannes-Nice-Ventimille click here FH_04_Mandelieu_Cannes_Grasse_Nice_Vintimille_avril2014_V2_tcm-27-101368
– Download the free ‘Festival de Cannes mobile application for Festival news, photos from the red carpet, interviews and more. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.
– Association des Paralysés de France (in French) www.apf.asso.fr
– HandiTourism Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur www.handitourismepaca.fr
– Infirmité motrice cérébrale (Cerebral palsy), contact Institut d’Education Motrice (IEM Rossetti) based in Nice http://www.pep06.fr/rossetti