“The Commute” is a short film that examines how accessible public transportation is for individuals with disabilities. The 3.5-minute short film, produced by Goodwill NY-NJ, will be screened at several film festivals this summer and fall.
Starting this weekend, The Commute will be shown at:
New Jersey International Film Festival at Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street/College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Sunday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Manhattan Film Festival at Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street, Manhattan, NY
Sunday, June 22, 3 p.m.
Stony Brook Film Festival at Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University, 100 Nicholls Rd. Stony Brook NY 11794
Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.
The Commute was directed by Jake Alexander McAfee, Rabbit Productions. Shot in Manhattan and Queens over three days last summer, the film shows George, a person who uses a wheelchair, as he travels home to his daughter’s birthday party after a hard day at work. The National, a Brooklyn-based rock group, let the director use their song, Fake Empire, to score the film. The Commute is now available with video description format to make it accessible to individuals who are visually impaired.
Last March, we hosted a reception and screening at the Lighthouse’s Academy Theater to premiere The Commute.
Dates, time, and venue of future screenings will be announced in this blog.
New York City International Film Festival (May 29-June 5)
Soho Short Film Festival (June 7-10)
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (June 25-29)
Stony Brook Film Festival (July 17-26),
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (August 5-9)
Williamsburg International Film Festival (September 18-21)
Atlanta Film Festival (October 10-12)
New York City Independent Film Festival (October 15-19)
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