ReelAbilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities Film Festival is Coming to PHILLIPS!


Reelabilities LogoThis year we are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia to participate in the ReelAbilities Film Festival!


What is ReelAbilities?

ReelAbilities is the largest national film festival dedicated to the lived, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.  This unique film festival presents award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality.  Screenings are accompanied by relevant programs and engaging speakers to help the community explore and celebrate the diversity of the human experience.  The Reelabilities Film Festival is hosted in 14 major cities throughout the United States and is coming to PHILLIPS!


On Thursday, April 30th at 7pm PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale will be hosting a screening of All About Friends, a film about a successful, yet lonely and depressed, NYC-based cinematographer named Max who is contacted by his old friend Peter, who invites him to come to a small Swedish city and help him make a film about his daughter´s friends. Once Max gets there, he realizes that the documentary he has promised to shoot is about people with disabilities. Drama, laughter, love and friendships unfold, as the film gets made; and Max goes through a personal journey revisiting his perception of people with disabilities.

 Preview the film

All About Friends

We hope that you will join us!  Admission is free.  Donations will be accepted the evening of the screening and are greatly appreciated.  For questions, please contact the Development and Communications Office at 703.941.8810.