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CROSS THE SKY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
CROSS THE SKY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

CROSS THE SKY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Running time: 50 mins

Documentary

'We want people to understand we are not broken people.'

Cross the Sky Theatre Company is proud to announce the return of its award-winning documentary, following a year of screenings at international film festivals, with a free screening at Parkway Cinema as part of Mencap’s Learning Disability Week. This year’s theme, "Do you see me?", focuses on the importance of being seen, heard, and valued.

The free screening will take place on Wednesday, 19th June at 1.30pm, and will comprise of the 25 minute documentary, then a 25 minute panel discussion with with artists from Cross the Sky, and filmmaker John Slemensek-Thorne.

Wheelchair spaces are available, but are limited and need to be reserved before the day of screening. To reserve a wheelchair space, please call our box office on (01226) 248218.

Cross the Sky is a community theatre company for learning-disabled and autistic adults. It has been a part of Barnsley Civic since 2015 but has been running for over 20 years. Shot in 2022, filmmaker John Slemensek-Thorne of Studio Bokehgo embedded himself in Cross the Sky for six months, helping the company members tell their story. The resulting short-format documentary captures the group as they rehearse together for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic halted their plans to tour their musical theatre production 'Up in the Attic'. The documentary promotes the creativity and talent of learning-disabled and autistic people and aims to challenge public perceptions of learning disabilities.

This screening will include captions.

Please Note: This is a free event, and entry will be given until there are no more seats available.

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