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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.”

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Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.