Running Time: 71 min.
Release Date: August 20, 2008 (limited)
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Art, activism, and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals. NFB Director Bonnie Sherr Klein has been pioneer of women's cinema (NOT A LOVE STORY, SPEAKING OUR PEACE), and SHAMELESS marks her return to a career interrupted by a catastrophic stroke in 1987. Packed with raw energy, SHAMELESS is a revelation: Honest, vulnerable, and filled with unexpected beauty, Klein gathers together a group of artists with diverse disabilities as we see the transformative power of art and take a subversive look at Hollywood stereotypes of people with disabilities. As we get to know these remarkable people the everyday complexities and hidden richness of life with disability are exposed.
Bonnie Sherr Klein