from ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
Presented by The JCC in Manhattan
Newsletter / Summer 2012
Justin Lerner’s ReelAbilities hit Girlfriend Now Available on DVD
Girlfriend DVDa moving, coming-of-age drama that explores the nature of love and human compassion. Evan, a young adult with Down Syndrome, lives with his mother (Amanda Plummer, PULP FICTION) in a poor, working-class town. When he unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money, he decides to use it to help out his friend and high school crush, Candy (Shannon Woodward, RAISING HOPE TV Series), a single mother deeply in-debt and facing eviction. GIRLFRIEND subverts conventions, presenting a fresh take on love, struggle and family in contemporary society.