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Shepherd Center Hosts Screening of Documentary on Hollywood’s Portrayal of People with Disabilities

ATLANTA – Shepherd Center is hosting a free screening of the star-studded documentary film “CinemAbility,” which takes viewers on a thought-provoking and humorous journey to explore the evolution of disability portrayals in film and television.

The screening and a meet-and-greet session with the film’s producer, editor and actors Teal Sherer and Darryl “Chill” Mitchell, who are former Shepherd Center patients, is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the hospital’s auditorium at 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30309. To attend, RSVP by Oct. 30 to Mark Johnson at or 404-350-7490.

“CinemAbility,” which was produced by Jenni Gold and is narrated by actress Jane Seymour, is drawing praise from the entertainment industry. Gale Ann Hurd, who produces “The Walking Dead,” which is filmed in metro Atlanta, says the documentary “shines a bright light on the power of filmmakers to interpret social contexts and shape the perceptions of a global audience.”

For more information about “CinemAbility,” visit

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.