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“King Gimp” Back at UB

March 3, 2009

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One of the more triumphant and touching moments in recent Academy Awards memory came in 2000, when Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford’s “King Gimp” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, with its subject, Baltimorean Dan Keplinger, on hand to celebrate. The short, which documents Keplinger’s struggle with and transcendence of cerebral palsy, has gone on to a life atypical of even award-winning shorts, screening frequently in conjunction with Keplinger’s speaking engagements and/or shows of his art.

On March 4, Keplinger introduces a free screening of “King Gimp” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Student Center of the University of Baltimore, where he was once a student, in an event co-sponsored by UB’s Diversity and Disabilities Office and the Spotlight UB performing arts series.

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