Competition Documentary Feature
Directed by: Brian Malone and Regan Linton
USA, 2021, 87m
East Coast Premiere
imperfect introduces a Denver theatre company for disabled actors as they mount a production of the legendary musical Chicago. In the opening scene, we’re introduced to the company’s director and the film’s co-director, Reagan Linton, starting her day in her wheelchair. Following the production from casting through opening night, we meet actors with disabilities ranging from spinal cord injury to Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy to autism, who tailor their performances to their individual strengths and uniqueness as disabled artists. Capturing the raw, honest stories of these actors both inside the production and outside the theatre in their everyday lives, imperfect reveals a rare behind-the-scenes look at talented artists who push to succeed as professional performers, no matter the obstacles. Showcasing the joy, humor, and talent of all involved, this award-winning documentary focuses on the importance of the disability community telling their own story and highlighting people who have historically been denied their place in the spotlight.
John runs the family diner with his three sons. A charismatic and caring single father, he’s also blind.