Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Join us at the 6th annual NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival as we screen Lori Miller's And...Seen. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lori Miller, subject Jamie Petrone, and editor/co-producer Craig Williams.
What if a casting director who has championed inclusion in casting for decades got together with a typecast actress to make a documentary? And… Seen challenges mainstream assumptions of disability through the perspectiveof actress/wheelchair dancer, Jamie Petrone. The documentary is a raw, intimate exploration of Jamie’s life as she defies stereotypes, questions authority, and pursues her dreams, one of which is to be seen as just another human being. The narrative follows Jamie’s encounters with her family, friends, doctors, and industry colleagues through interviews and filmed interaction. Despite the resistance held by the entertainment industry, Jamie works as an actress and we witness her auditions, performances, and struggles to walk again.