In 1971, 23-year-old Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a disabled college student, she confronted insidious forms of discrimination. Over time she joined a vibrant disability community and realized that political engagement, love, sexuality, and dance could once again be central to her life. Invitation to Dance traces Linton’s first reluctant foray onto the dance floor to the present day, when dance has become an immovable theme in her social life, activism, and work.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Christian von Tippelskirch, director and producer, and Simi Linton, writer, director, and producer.