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Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00PM


Special Film Event—Arts Access presents A Series of Fortunate Events: Crip Camp


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Arts Access’ sixth A Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE) program includes this Oscar-nominated documentary about a groundbreaking summer camp that inspires a group of teens with disabilities to find community, individuality, and their voices to shape the disability rights movement. Cosponsored by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC), this outdoor screening features a recent interview with acclaimed international disability rights advocate and Crip Camp star Judy Heumann and Virginia Knowlton Marcus, DRNC’s CEO, reflecting on Heumann’s incredible experiences at the helm of a revolution.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020). Directed by James LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham, 108 min., R

Crip Camp is the story of how teens with disabilities became revolutionary activists and shaped a culture of love, pride and self-acceptance. “Crip Camp is both a gripping look at the history of the disability rights movement and a timely call to action, urging us to explore our own duty to fight for the dignity of all people.” —President Barack Obama, Executive Producer

If you need accessibility accommodations for this event, please fill out this form. If you have questions about accessibility accommodations, email Felicia Ingram.

If you need help registering for this event, please email Felicia Ingram or Maria Lopez or call (919) 664-6836.

VIRTUAL OPTION: If you prefer to participate virtually, we can provide a screening link of the film and a link to the recorded conversation with disability rights activist Judy Heumann. Please email Maria Lopez.

Amphitheater Policies:

  • Gates open 60 minutes before showtime.
  • Free parking is available on campus in lots along Blue Ridge Road and close to the main Museum buildings. Accessible parking is available in the Plaza between East and West buildings and behind West Building.
  • The Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park is a nonsmoking venue. Smoking and vaping are restricted to areas outside of venue gates.
  • The NCMA permits factory-sealed plastic water bottles and empty refillable water bottles at entry; otherwise, no outside food or beverage is allowed in the Amphitheater.
  • The NCMA offers a variety of food and beverage for purchase, including beer and wine, during the event.
  • Water fountains are available near the restrooms to fill your bottles once inside the gates.
  • Glass containers and other breakable objects, knives, tables, and wagons are prohibited.
  • Only service animals are permitted inside the Amphitheater.
  • Blankets, folding chairs, and other portable seating are allowed and encouraged.
  • Keep an eye on NCMA social media (@ncartmuseum) for weather updates or cancellations.

Presented in partnership with Arts Access

Event sponsored by:

Contributing Sponsor: NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Tickets go on sale February 11 at 10 am for this event. Please contact our Visitor Experience Department at for more information.

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