Media Advisory: Disability Advocates to Celebrate Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Murderball’ February 28 At CUNY Graduate Center

Fiercely competitive rugby players in wheelchairs are featured in "Murderball", which has been nominated for an Academy Award as best documentary feature. On Tuesday, February 28, starting at 5 p.m., disability advocates and their supporters will sponsor a free screening of the film and panel discussion with the filmmakers and members of the cast at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

Among those participating in the celebration of the documentary will be film director Dana Adam Shapiro and athlete/cast member Keith Cavill. Sponsors of the event include the CUNY Difference-Makers Project and the CUNY Graduate Certificate Program in Disability Studies in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the United Spinal Association.

Students will display signs they have made urging support for the film to win an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, March 5.

Time: Tuesday, February 28, 5 p.m. Photo Op 5:45 p.m.
Place: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
Contact: Steve Kleinberg (917) 704-9785