A Different approach

United States, 1978

Film
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A young filmmaker, hired to make a sombre straight-forward film about the reasons employers should hire the disabled, decides instead to take an innovative, irreverent approach to what is usually a piously hush-hush subject. The film shows him screening his film to an incredulous audience and trying to convince them that his different approach is the right one. Stars Michael Keaton with cameo appearances by Martin Mull, Ed Asner, Jim Nabors and Carroll O’Connor.

Credits

director

Fern Field

co-producer

Jim Belcher

Fern Field

production company

Belfern Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:20:37:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32096

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Personnel management

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination against the handicapped

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Creative thinking

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Discrimination against the handicapped

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Employment

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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