Director Jenni Gold is a wheelchair bound disabled 40-year-old DGA member living with Muscular Dystrophy whose documentary film "Cinemability" opens Friday, November 8, exclusively at the Laemmle Encino Theatre.
Gold's has taken the film on a national tour, driving from city to city with the film and making appearances at special screenings in over 20 cities.
"Cinemability" captures her personal story as a disabled wheelchair bound female director and DGA member who has defied all the odds of disability and is living her dream to make films and develop media.
The film has garnered support from Hollywood actors to producers and heads of studios like Ron Meyer over at Universal and Gale Anne Hurd and Vince Gilligan.
The Regal Theaters chain has also sponsored her screenings as part of their commitment to the disabled and handicapped.
The documentary film examines the representation of disabled and handicapped portrayals in film and television, covering the inspiring history of the films dating back from 1930's to present day.
Actress Jane Seymour narrates the film and interviews luminaries such as: Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, William H.Macy, Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis, Beau Bridges, Gary Sinise, Kyle MacLachlan, Garry Marshall, Taylor Hackford, Michael Apted, The Farrelly Brothers, Gale Anne Hurd, Tom Sherak, Marc Cherry, Vince Gilligan, Camryn Manheim, Kellie Martin, Geri Jewell, Robert David Hall, Ken Howard, and Peter Bogdanovich just to name a few.
Director Gold has been member of the DGA since 1999 with "Cinemability" being her second feature film and one that is very near and dear to her.
As a young girl on a telethon at the age eight, she decided that she wanted to be behind the camera and make films and entertainment. Although the disease continues to be debilitating, her determination and passion is infectious and inspiring for many.
Gold is currently qualifying the film for the Oscars and putting it in theaters with Regal Theaters sponsoring the New York qualifying engagement at its Regal E-Walk Cinema in Times Square early this month.
For more info visit the film's website:
SOURCE: David Magdael & Associates