Lowell Lecture

ReelAbilities Film Festival presents Sanctuary

Date & Time

March 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Museum of Science
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114
Driving Directions


Kieran Coppinger, lead actor of Sanctuary, and Len Collin, director of Sanctuary.

Presenting Organization

Museum of Science


Current Affairs


Lisa Monrose, Producer, Adult Programs (lmonrose@mos.org, 617-589-0419)

Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them. But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple – they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker.

By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law. While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future and how to use a condom, their friends from the training center escape the not so watchful eye of Tom and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two young people trying to be together, in a world doing everything to keep them apart.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7 (Monday, March 5 for Museum members) at mos.org/events.