Intelligent Lives

Discussion to follow with director Dan Habib, executive producer Marianne Leone Cooper
and film subject
Chris Cooper

Dir. Dan Habib | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 70 min.

What does it mean to be intelligent? What is the value of an IQ test? Three young Americans with intellectual disabilities navigate high school, college, and the workplace, challenging perceptions of intelligence along the way. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper narrates this film that contextualizes their lives through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse. The label of intellectual disability has long led to a life sentence of isolation and systematic segregation, but this film points to a future of possibility and inclusion.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 8:00 PM outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

 
 

Sponsored by the Island Autism Group

Co-Presented by Kids Included Together and the Vineyard Independence Partnership