Movie Night with The Arc of Northern Virginia



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“Intelligent Lives”

A film by Dan Habib

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.


Sunday, April 7th – 7:15pm
University Mall Theaters
10659 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032



INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.


Intelligent LivesINTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.


Tickets: $10

Proceeds from the movie night support the programs, services, and advocacy of The Arc of Northern Virginia.


Purchase tickets online to reserve your seat.  Reserve tickets will be held for pick-up at the door.


Wheelchair accommodations available, but limited.  Please indicate when purchasing your ticket.


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**Soda/Popcorn Special**


Only for attendees of this screening, you can purchase for only $2.50: a small drink (reg. $4.00) or small popcorn (reg. $4.25)


Special thanks to University Mall Theaters and Toby and Lindsay Latham for making this screening possible.



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Throughout the year, local businesses help The Arc of Northern Virginia by hosting fundraising events for our benefit.  Each event is different and gives potential customers a chance to enjoy a meal, a movie, local musicians, or an art exhibition,  while also supporting our mission.  Care to host an event at your business?  Contact Howard Stregack at to find out how.