Award-Winning Feature Documentary Mind Over Matter Set For New York Premiere At ReelAbilities Film Festival

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

March 10-14; 5 RFF Screenings To Be Held During National Disability Awareness Month; Mind Over Matter Trailer Below

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The award-winning feature documentary, Mind Over Matter, with a New York premiere at the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 10-14 during National Disability Awareness Month, tells the unbelievable story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It’s an incurable disorder, and one that could have greatly limited Mendenhall’s life. But he had other plans. The film shows how Mendenhall worked strenuously to rehabilitate his hand, found mentorship with the members of the Grammy-award winning band KORN and eventually formed THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT, a 5-piece that has shared the stage with the likes of SUICIDE SILENCE, JOHN 5, POD, PRONG, SMILE EMPTY SOUL and FEAR FACTORY and released their debut eponymous EP in May 2017 on Lucent/Universal.

A great supporter of Mendenhall’s has been James “Munky” Shaffer, of the Grammy-Award winning metal group KORN who have sold 35-plus million records over the course of 25 years. Of Mendenhall, he says, “[He] is a big inspiration, not only for myself but for lots of people that not only want to get into music but that want to follow their dreams in anything.”

Mind Over Matter is directed by Sébastien Paquet, a French filmmaker behind the award-winning short film Wounded Warriors and critically acclaimed short doc Korn And The Prodigy Son, about the 12-year-old son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo. Mind Over Matter is produced by Sean E. Demott (American Satan), Nate Adams (24 Hour War) and Shian Storm. Dillon Jordan (As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM), Marco Vicini, Jordan Schur, Gregg Journigan, Daniel Wagner (Miles Ahead), Steve Kofsky and Russell Emanuel serve as executive producers.

The New York premiere of Mind Over Matter will be part of the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 10-14, which takes place during National Disability Awareness Month. There are five screenings scheduled as follows:

Saturday, March 10
4:00 p.m.
Music Accessibility Hackathon NYC
NYU Magnet (8th floor)
2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
**Followed by a Q&A with Director Sébastien Paquet and Brandon Mendenhall**
FREE with RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-accessability-hackathon-tickets-42591634726

Saturday, March 10
6:30 p.m.
St. Charles Hospital at Port Jefferson Center
101a E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
FREE with RSVP: http://stcharleshospital.chsli.org/reelabilities2018

Sunday, March 11
12:00 p.m.
JCC of Staten Island – Stolzenberg Social Hall
1466 Manor Rd., Staten Island, NY 10314
**Followed by a Q&A with Director Sébastien Paquet and Brandon Mendenhall**

Tuesday, March 13
8:30 p.m.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023
**Followed by a Q&A with Director Sébastien Paquet, Brandon Mendenhall and James ‘Munky’ Shaffer from KORN (via Skype)**
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/RFFMOM18

Wednesday, March 14
5:00 p.m.
New York Public Library: 67th Street Library
328 E. 67th St., New York, NY 10065
**Followed by a Q&A with Director Sébastien Paquet and Brandon Mendenhall**

More about RealAbilities Film Festival: Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area. In 2010, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York expanded into a national program, presenting its one of a kind programming in cities throughout the United States. Learn more about the ReelAbilities Film Festival at http://reelabilities.org/newyork/.

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