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St. Charles Hospital Partners with Village of Port Jefferson to Bring New York Disabilities Film Festival to Port Jefferson

February 21, 2017

St. Charles Hospital has partnered with the Village of Port Jefferson to co-host a free screening of nine short films from “Reel Abilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival,” on Friday, March 3, starting at 5PM in the Port Jefferson Village Center. Jennifer Semel, MD, medical director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. Charles will guide group discussion and answer questions following the screenings.

“St. Charles is excited to join with the Village of Port Jefferson to bring this cultural opportunity to eastern Suffolk County. St. Charles was founded 110 years ago to care for individuals with physical disabilities and we remain committed to carrying out our mission. Co-hosting this event is another way to share this commitment with those in the Port Jefferson community and beyond,” said Dr. Semel.

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Walk-ins are welcome but advanced reservations are recommended. Please call (631) 474-6251 to reserve a seat.

Initiated in 2007 by JCC Manhattan, Reel Abilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The 7-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performing arts, presented annually at over 35 venues across the NYC metropolitan area. In 2014, in collaboration with the Cincinnati-based Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD, Inc.), ReelAbilities NY expanded into a national program, presenting its excellent program in dozens of cities throughout the United States.