Crip Camp

  • Date: April 6, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free Admission!
  • Presented by: Park City Film
  • Location: Park City Film

Thursday, April 6th | Rated R | 106 mins | Directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham​ | 7PM

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Co-directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist.

Presented in partnership with Park City Museum as part of their “Patient No More” exhibit and the Raising Voices Film Series, supported with grant funding from Park City Municipal Corp and the Park City Chamber of Commerce. The film will be shown with Open Captions.

Wheelchair accessible theater and bathrooms
Assisted Listening devices
Open Captions
For additional accessibility accommodations, please contact director@parkcityfilm.org by March 23rd.