Upstream Arts and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association present

Intelligent Lives: Opening Doors to Inclusion
a film screening and panel discussion

A still image from the movie Intelligent Lives, showing a young man painting with the text: "You never know what people can do." Intelligent Lives

Join us for Intelligent Lives, a film documentary featuring three young adults with intellectual disabilities- Micah, Naieer, and Naomie- who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. From award winning filmmaker Dan Habib, this film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States. This powerful film will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion with members of our community. 

Click here to watch the trailer.

Intelligent Lives: Opening Doors to Inclusion

A film screening and panel discussion

Monday, January 14, 2019

Doors at 6pm, Film at 6:30pm
Film is 70 minutes, immediately followed by a 30 min panel discussion

Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454
(click here for map to the venue)

FREE and open to the public! Please reserve tickets at or call 612-722-4817.

The film is shown with open captions.  Panel discussion will be ASL interpreted.  For additional access needs contact Upstream Arts at 612.331.4584

There will be a cash bar and sweets available for purchase.
There will be complimentary WedgeMade breads and spreads for light snacking courtesy of the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-ops.

Special thank you to Mixed Blood Theatre for the generous donation of their space to host this event.
Thanks to the generosity of the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-ops for donating the breads and spreads.