After an argument with his mother, 13-year old Ricky, runs away from his home in Rockaway Beach and he escapes into the labyrinthine NYC subway system. For Ricky, who has autism, the subway system is overwhelming and unnavigable. His family desperately searches for him, while both coming together and falling apart.
This film will be preceded by the short film The Commute, where a wheelchair user tries to get home using public transportation—and finds himself on an arduous journey.
There will be a discussion following the film with representatives from the Bridges to Adelphi program.
This screening is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the Bridges to Adelphi program and the Adelphi University Office of Disability Support Services.
This screening is part of the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. For more information on the Festival and all of the films screening throughout New York, visit ny.reelabilities.org.