The NH premiere screening of Dan Habib’s new film INTELLIGENT LIVES features filmmaker Dan Habib and Executive Producers, as well as Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper and his wife, actress/author Marianne Leone Cooper. The evening will include:

  • A VIP reception (5:00 p.m.) before the screening attended by the Coopers, Dan Habib, and other stars from the film
  • The New Hampshire premiere screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES (6:30 p.m.)
  • A Q&A/discussion with the Coopers, Dan Habib, and additional stars from the film following the screening


From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

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