Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA


ANCOR Conference, Portland, OR


AAIDD Conference, St. Paul, MN


NACDD Conference, New Orleans, LA.


IASSIDD Conference, Glasgow, Scotland


NADSP Conference, Cleveland, OH


The Arc National Convention, Washington, DC


The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Conference, Baltimore, MD


Capitol Theatre, Arlington, MA


Advocates, Framingham, MA


Main Street Landing Film House, Burlington, VT


Savoy Theater, Montpelier, VT


Tuttle Hall Theater, Rutland, VT


Community College of Vermont, Bennington, VT


Yes Cinema, Columbus, IN


John A. Wilson Building, Mayor's Press Briefing Room, Washington, DC


New York Alliance Leadership Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY


NWACC Adult Education Center, Bentonville, AK


Albany, NY (location TBD)

For information on hosting a public screening, review the checklist below. For additional questions, please contact Jerry Smith at smith495@umn.edu or 612-624-4336.

Checklist for hosting a public screening of “Invaluable.” 

  1. Purchase and download the film and captions here.
  2. Considering partnering with organizations to co-host the film, share costs, and promote the event to stakeholders and others in your community.
  3. Find a screening location that is accessible and will accommodate your expected audience (i.e., a movie theater, concert venue, place of worship, or library).
  4. Prepare a program for your event that provides time to discuss the film and share information. This may include:
    • a keynote speaker addressing the direct support workforce crisis 
    • a panel of experts to address questions following the screening (i.e., a DSP, a person receiving supports, a parent, an agency director, a researcher, an elected official)
    • a Call to Action for your audience to strengthen the DSP workforce and quality of supports for people with disabilities
  5. Create marketing materials (online and print) to promote your event. We can provide customizable flyers and posters. 
  6. Reserve your venue at least two months in advance.
  7. Send out an invitation (i.e., Eventbrite) a month in advance with weekly online follow-up. Include requests for accommodations and an RSVP in the announcement. Try to include audience members who are not familiar with the work of DSPs and field of disabilities and support services.
  8. Schedule ASL interpreter services if needed. 
  9. Promote the event through various channels of partnering organizations (social media, newsletters, email announcements, calendar notices).
  10. Invite the news media to your event.
  11. Run a technical check in advance of the screening, testing playback and projection of the film and captions and ensure all microphones are working properly.
  12. Recruit volunteers to assist with seating and other supports audience members may have.