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IFS Presents: The Grown Ups

Posted in: Events | On: March 23rd, 2018 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series presents: The Grown Ups (Los niños)

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An event hosted by Bridges to Belonging, in partnership with SHORE Centre, and with thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Menno S Martin Contractor Ltd.

About Us: The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series screens films that will inspire, model, or challenge our thinking about what inclusion means. It is a chance for the community to come together and enjoy a film while considering what it means to be included. The Waterloo Region Inclusion Films Series is hosted by, and in support of, Bridges to Belonging.

About the Film

“The Grown Ups: Kids Who Wanted to Grow Up and Suddenly Grew Old

A group of friends with Down syndrome has attended the same school for 40 years. They have completed all their courses; many have been there longer than most teachers, and even their parents who used to keep them company, are no longer around. They always believed that when their parents died, they would be able to do everything they weren’t allowed to do before: living on their own, driving a car, hanging out, having sex, being parents, getting married, and having a real job. Now they are sick and tired of being a student. They are grown-ups and want to be treated as grown-ups. They will do whatever it takes to keep anyone from interfering with their adulthood dreams.”

Click here to view the trailer and click here to download the poster. Please note that this film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Please purchase tickets to this event online via Eventbrite, or you can reserve your tickets by calling 519-886-8886 x 2427 or emailing All proceeds will go to support Bridges to Belonging and SHORE Centre.

Doors open at approximately 6:35; show starts at 6:50. Please note that the theatre has limited seating for wheelchair accessible seats. Please contact us to ensure a space is available.

Special thanks to Menno S. Martin Contractors Ltd. for their sponsorship of the 2017/18 Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series.

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