posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014

click here to purchase:  New Day Films


“Flexible and indispensable tool, bringing issues of sexuality and gender, race and class, embodiment and disability into the room in a powerful and immediate way.”  – Cory Silverberg, Co-Author, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

“Reveals the reality that many have tried to keep hidden: humanity remains despite any ways that our bodies may not reflect the Hollywood norms.  So it all comes back to the joy of surpassing, the joy of creation and the joy of desire.”  – Jewelle Gomez, Author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories

“Moving decisively beyond any simple ‘shock’ or ‘transgressive’ aesthetic….challenges the politics that systematically disables our ability to recognize beauty.”  – Terry Rowden, Author, The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness

“SINS INVALID is an REVOLUTION in both performance and society, a REVELATION showcasing bold new talent that audiences have been missing and an EVOLUTION where everything you think you know about disability is breathtakingly redefined…”  – Lawrence Carter Long, Media enthusiast, Founder/Curator of the disTHIS! Film Series

Completed in 2013, this 32 min documentary is directed by Patty Berne, edited by Robert Arnold and Lindsay Gauthier, and produced by The AEPOCH Fund

Featuring performances by Nomy Lamm • Cara Page • Maria Palacios • ET Russian • Antoine Hunter • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha • seeley quest • Mat Fraser • Rodney Bell

To purchase…Institutions please contact New Day Films. Individuals can contact us directly at


  1. Marc Salazar

    I’m interested in more information about the sins invalid film. What is the price for an individual and is it different if I were representing an agency? Thanks.

  2. patty

    Hi Marc – I’m not sure if someone got back to you regarding your inquiry about the Sins Invalid film. Academic institutions, libraries, and community organizations can purchase the film through New Day films at Individuals can purchase it directly from us (without licensing to show it publicly) for $45, payable through paypal. Email to coordinate.

  3. Angela

    I have been WAITING to see this! I am an activist in San Diego working in the LGBT/Deaf/Disability cultures/communities, and I’ve been anxiously waiting for this to be available. Excited!

  4. patty

    Hi Angela! Have you gotten to see it yet?

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