One of this year’s entertainment options for Friday morning at the 2019 PCB Conference is an audio-described movie. We showed The Martian a few years ago, and it was a hit, so we decided to bring the movie morning back again. After researching recent movies with audio description, we’ve narrowed our selection to five movies that will hopefully appeal to everyone. And the selection of movies is extra cool because each is based on a book available on Bard.
If you’re planning on joining us for the movie, check out the options below, cast your vote and make your voice heard. Submit your vote for the conference movie by Thursday, October 10 to Jackie Wissinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for the winning movie announcement on the pcb-l listserv. Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg!
A Dog’s Journey (PG)
Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan and Ethan’s wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship, and devotion.
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A Dog’s Way Home (PG)
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who cross her path.
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Five Feet Apart (PG)
Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.
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Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.
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