Upstream Arts is honored to partner with St. Paul Public Libraries for a film screening of Intelligent Lives on Wednesday, October 2, followed by a post-show discussion.

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.

Upstream Arts will lead a post-show discussion with a panel of community members, using our signature arts-based approach to facilitate the conversation.


Intelligent Lives film screening

Highland Park Public Library
1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free, but registration required. Click here to register for the film.

Wheelchair/scooter access is available on main floor and in the upper level of the Auditorium.
The film will be open-captioned and post-show discussion will be ASL-interpreted.

This is one of a series of screenings of Intelligent Lives by the St. Paul Public Libraries. For information on the other dates, click here.