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Festival seeks to raise awareness of people with disabilities

Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette appear in “Wretches & Jabberers,’’ part of a Boston Disabilities Film Festival.
Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette appear in “Wretches & Jabberers,’’ part of a Boston Disabilities Film Festival.ReelAbilities: Boston

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The third annual ReelAbilities: Boston Disabilities Film Festival showcases 17 films being screened from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6 at seven venues in Massachusetts, including the Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover. One of the films, “Wampler’s Ascent,” tells the story of Steve Wampler, who has cerebral palsy, climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, moving inches at a time. The film screenings is an effort to generate greater awareness for people with disabilities.

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