ReelAbilities: SIX POINTS ABOUT EMMA
Playing as part of the 3rd Annual ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival (Feb 6-13)
Dir. Roberto Perez Toledo (90min, Spain, 2012).
In Spanish with English Subtitles Narrative
“An unassuming, engaging take on the determined struggle of a blind woman to become a mother, ‘Six Points About Emma’ is equally convincing as drama and as an exploration of the emotional consequences of sightlessness.” –Variety
Emma is a magnetic, attractive, almost thirty-year old blind woman. Determined to have a baby, she sets out on a search for a man to get her pregnant. Two apparently ideal candidates appear in Emma’s life: Germán, a psychologist she knows from a therapy group she attends, and her young neighbor, Diego. Emma’s objective seems easy enough to achieve, but our heroine soon falls into the trap of her own devising and discovers that blindness comes in many forms.
Gail Snider, Information and Referral Specialist at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, in conversation following the screening.