Plan your next movie night by checking out @AndrewPulrang's Forbes article, "Disability Movies Aren’t What They Used To Be. That’s Good!" See below for what films peer mentors Kendra Muller-Taylor and Joe Stone would recommend. Reply with your film recommendations and thoughts!
Kendra Muller-Taylor: "Have you seen Kills on Wheels? It's a fantastic Hungarian movie regarding a multifaceted approach to disability. It shows both good and bad and is really well-rounded, while being absolutely hilarious. A lot of the hilariousness is subtle things that only disabled individuals would get. Just recently watched and was pleasantly surprised, as I thought it might just be another film that gets disability wrong. It is rated R as it has a bit of violence as the whole trope is of wheelchair "hitmen," and there's some swearing in Hungarian. The characters are likable with all their faults and there's not really any ableist tropes."
Joe: "We just watched Forest Gump last night for the 1st time with my kids and it was the 1st time since my injury 8 yrs ago. Lieutenant Dan's character really hit home more than ever before and triggered a lot of emotion watching the growth of his own perception and feelings about his disability. My favorite part was when they were on the shrimp boat while the storm was raging and Lt Dan was raging in the crow's nest having it out with God, saying "Is this all you got?!" And then how right after the storm died it was like the rage he was holding onto died and he reached a transformational stage that seemed to have that peace that surpasses most human comprehension. I can totally relate and am grateful for this timeless movie. I would highly suggest everyone watching this sometime in the very near future!"