Dissies Recognize Poor Disability Portrayals in Film

Films with the worst disability representations in cinematic history will be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 12, when “The Dissies” will be awarded. “The Dissies” are part of the San Francisco Superfest Disability Film Festival. The unique event looks back at the long history of negative film portrayals and will show examples of how far people with disabilities have come when viewed through the lens of Hollywood.

Superfest, sponsored by The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, is the longest running disability film festival. For more information on “The Dissies” or Superfest, please contact Emily Beitiks at beitiks@sfsu.edu.

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