TCM to Dedicate October 2012 to "Disability in Film"
Aug 06, 2012
Turner Classic Movies will dedicate the month of October to exploring the ways people with disabilities have been portrayed in film. On behalf of Inclusion in the Arts, Lawrence Carter-Long will join TCM host Robert Osborne for "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film." The special month-long exploration will air each Tuesday in October 2012, beginning October 2 at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time). During October, TCM will feature more than 20 films ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. Each night's collection will explore particular aspects, themes, or types of disability, such as blindness, deafness and psychiatric or intellectual disabilities. In addition, one evening of programming will focus on newly disabled veterans returning home from war.