Before the Sprout Film Festival holds its annual April showing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in April, the critically-acclaimed film event makes its way into Western New York this weekend in Batavia.
The Sprout Film Festival travels around the country, making dozens of stops annually. It’s stated goal is to show films related to the lives, performances and accomplishments of people with disabilities.
"It's a nice process. It's a fight worth fighting, to get people to see these films" said Sprout Executive Director Anthony DiSalvo.
"The reality is there is a lot of ignorance out there regarding the field of developmental disabilities and this is a beautiful way of reducing ignorance."
Two showings will be held Saturday at the Genesee ARC Community Center, 38 Woodrow Road, Batavia, at 1pm and 5pm. Doors open at noon.