Chained For Life

Chained For Life
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Schimberg
  • Cast: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett
  • UK release: 25 October 2019

Mabel (Weixler) is a well-meaning actress playing a blind woman, opposite Rosenthal (Pearson), in the English-language debut film of Herr Director (Korsmo). Schimberg tackles the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema with a funny, nuanced, multi-layered drama that doesn’t provide easy answers.

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Adam Pearson: 'I thought it was a really clever script and premise for a film commentating on the history of disability in cinema'

24 Oct 2019

Activist and actor discusses his role in Aaron Schimberg's meta filmmaking comedy Chained For Life

A meta filmmaking comedy set around the making of a low-budget horror, Chained For Life skewers and examines notions of on-screen representation of disabled or disfigured bodies to entertaining effect, while also avoiding being a patronising, didactic…

Chained for Life

21 Oct 20194 stars

The representation of disability and disfigurement is explored with empathy by Aaron Schimberg

The perpetuation of negative stereotypes when it comes to any type of minority is an ongoing discussion that deserves a nuanced approach. Tackling the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg does just that…

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