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ReelAbilities Short Film Festival

September 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia to the New Project Studio in September as part of the 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia.

The New Project Studio will screen a selection of short films that explore and celebrate the shared human experience. There is no charge to see the films in the New Project Studio.

Throughout the month, there will be talks and workshops associated with the festival.

September 8

As part of September’s Second Thursday Art Night, The Art of the Book, author and journalist Glen Finland will hold an author talk and read from Next Stop, her memoir about raising a son with autism to adulthood and then learning to let go.

September 21

Imber’s Left Hand. This documentary traces the life and work of charismatic painter Jon Imber. Despite his ALS, a degenerative condition, adversity only makes him more determined to paint. His undying passion for painting leads him to create more than 200 portraits in four months. Watch a preview and purchase tickets to the screening here.

Follow the festival via #GetReelNV.

ReelAbilities promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.


September 1, 2016
September 30, 2016
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Inauguration Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.