Jonah Stands Up

Directed by Hannah Engelson
Boston, MA

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 20th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 21st at 7:40pm
Runtime: 21 minutes
Genre: Documentary Short
Film Block: Hometown Heroes

Sad and uplifting, this documentary short tells the story of Jonah Bascle, a young man who forges a career as a stand-up comedian and public figure while confined to a wheelchair. Alongside moving cardboard animations contributed to by Jonah himself, we see him advocate for greater handicap accessibility, run for mayor, face his mortality, and–ultimately–leave a legacy that stands taller than the tragedy that he faced.

 

Buy Tickets: April 20th at 2:00pm

Buy Tickets: April 21st at 7:40pm