Film Discussion Panel: CRUTCH
December 2nd at 10:00 pm, Eastern Time
CRUTCH film Discussion Panel on Zoom (Registration required)
Source: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
We are thrilled to announce an in-person event hosted at The Coppola Theater on San Francisco State University’s campus (ASL/CC provided). Join us in watching a dynamic film, followed by a discussion with the film’s subject Bill Shannon, Krip Hop founder Leroy Moore, and the filmmakers, including San Francisco State Journalism Professor Sachi Cunningham. We’ve missed gathering together and hope to see you there!
Not ready to join us in person? We got you! You can screen the film on Discovery+ at your leisure and join us for the December 2 discussion panel on Zoom at 7pm Pacific Time [10 pm Eastern Time], register at https://sfsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdeipqzstGd0DiggY36K4_MxFGDl1O7Id
After you register, join the panel discussion on Zoom on December 2 at 10:00 pm, Eastern Time.
CRUTCH documents Bill’s extraordinary journey: the history of his medical odyssey and his struggles with chronic pain, the evolution of his crutch dancing and skating, his rise to become a world-renowned performance artist, and his transformation from an angry skate punk to an international hero.
CRUTCH also dives into Bill’s provocative street performances, in which he exposes the hidden world of assumptions disabled people encounter in public, on a daily basis. While the film questions his early exploitation of strangers’ good Samaritan impulses, it also marvels at Bill’s ability to create solutions and empowers others to navigate similar challenges.
From childhood “cripple” to international provocateur, CRUTCH is an emotional story of a one-of-a-kind artist’s struggle to be understood.