Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
The Whitney is proud to participate in the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival, the first of its kind to present award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. Screenings take place at multiple venues throughout the New York metropolitan area, and each is followed by discussions that bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
Bottom Dollars (2016)
The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act created the revolutionary workers’ rights protection: the minimum wage. Yet as the film uncovers, Section 14(c) still provides a terrible and abusive exemption that allows employers to pay “special minimum wages”—wages less than the Federal minimum wage—“to workers who have disabilities.”
The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion with director Jordan Melograna.
Free with RSVP.
The main entrance of the Museum is accessible with elevator access to all floors. All gender restrooms are available on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8. Service animals welcome. The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system, and the film includes audio description. Accessible seating is also available. Please come fragrance free. Learn more about access services.
If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 671 1823 (relay calls welcome).
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email email@example.com or call (212) 671-1823 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.