Council Member Liu Attends ReelAbilities Film Festival At Gold Coast Arts Center

North Hempstead Town Council Member Christine Liu recently had the pleasure of attending the ReelAbilities Film Festival, sponsored by the Gold Coast Arts Center, at Manhasset Cinemas. During the festival, Council Member Liu attended a pre-release viewing of a new movie called Rally Caps, a heartfelt coming-of-age story with young star Christopher D’Amato, a student at St. Mary’s College Preparatory High School in Manhasset.

Since its foundation in 2007, ReelAbilities has worked tirelessly to showcase films by and about people with disabilities. Their invaluable work includes promoting understanding and appreciation for the stories of people with disabilities through film. Their goal is to create a more tolerant, inclusive, and accessible society, both on and off screen.

“The Gold Coast Arts Center, led by the incomparable Regina Gil, is a phenomenal resource for film enthusiasts in the Town of North Hempstead,” said Council Member Liu. “They work tremendously hard to engage and enrich our lives through the arts, and it was an absolute pleasure attending the recent ReelAbilities Film Festival. Rally Caps was such a powerful, character-driven film. The characters with disabilities providing mentorship to help others was a unique and profound way to tell the story, one that I really loved. I was thrilled to learn that a local student from St. Mary’s in Manhasset, Christopher D’Amato, was one of the stars of the film, and it was a real treat to speak with him and learn about his life and his dreams of pursuing a life in the arts.”
—Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead

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