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Relaxed Screening: Is There Anybody Out There? 12A

Ella Glendining, UK, 2023, 90m.

This is a relaxed screening curated for a neurodiverse audience, their assistants and carers. This screening will be followed by an optional discussion hosted by Lillian Crawford.

More screenings of Is There Anybody Out There? can be found here.

How do relaxed screenings work? 

For this screening, the house lights will remain at a low level and the volume will be turned slightly down. Seating is unallocated and you will be free to leave and return to your seats during the screening, and to make noise. There will be a dedicated quiet space available.

In our accessibility guide video you can find a walk through of the venue.

About the Film:

Groundbreaking documentary, Is There Anybody Out There? follows filmmaker Ella  Glendining’s global search for someone with a body that looks like hers, and explores what it takes to love yourself fiercely as a disabled person in an ableist world.

'My body is extremely unusual, and I’ve never seen another like my own. Is There Anybody Out There? is a personal documentary following my search to track down other individuals  with the same rare disability as me. The film also explores the experience of being a  disabled pregnant woman as well as the emotional process of becoming a mother, when I

unexpectedly find out I am pregnant. Perhaps, more than anything however, this story is about ableism – about living in a world where you’re seen as less than human – and what it

takes to love yourself fiercely despite this.'

-Premiere: Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Competition 2023

-Awards: FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize / The Silver Horn, Krakow Film Festival /  'Be the Change' Award, Biografilm Festival

The Garden Cinema View:

A captivating documentary that chronicles Ella's journey to self-love as she navigates the world with a body unlike anyone else's, confronts ableism (both externally and internally), and defies societal expectations that dictate surgery to 'fix' her diverse body. Her journey is equally fun and sorrowful and oozes authenticity. Is There Anybody Out There? is a groundbreaking documentary that sets a new standard for disability representation, and is an essential educational viewing for non-disabled viewers.

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