Thu, 30 Nov|
Is There Anybody Out There? coming soon
A treasure of a documentary about a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body and searches the world for another person like her.
Time & Location
30 Nov 2023, 19:30 – 01 Dec 2023, 21:00
Award Winning films from Cornwall Film Festival
Is There Anybody Out There? | Dir Ella Glendining | 2023 | 1h 27m | United Kingdom | Documentary | English | 12A
A Sundance and Sheffield DocFest favourite, director Ella Glendining - born with a condition so rare that there's scarcely any information available about it - showcases her search for people with similar bodies to hers.
In her documentary, Glendining weaves a beautiful portrait of how various people go about loving the different bodies that they're in. Glendining overcomes many challenges during the course of the film, as well as pleasant surprises - all the while maintaining an infectious degree of enthusiasm and curiosity. Is There Anybody Out There? is a great challenge to our society's pervasive ableist assumptions, a powerful rejection of the norms that serve to actively harm disabled individuals, as opposed to uplift and support them.
'The filmmaker’s enthusiasm and indomitable spirit make this a deeply affecting and intimate doc that takes the viewer on a literal and emotional journey towards self-acceptance. With Is There Anybody Out There?, Glendining has fashioned a brilliantly subtle but complex expression of herself that confronts assumptions around ableism. In her world, there is nothing to be fixed but plenty to be celebrated' - That Shelf.
'Like 2020 Sundance breakout Crip Camp, Glendining’s film is a well-argued and moving reminder that we still live in a world where too many see disability as something that needs to be ‘fixed’ rather than more willingly accommodated' - Screen Daily.
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