By Kevin McDonough
How do you stand up for your rights when you cannot walk? Now streaming on Netflix, the 2020 documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" recalls Camp Jened, located in New York's Catskills bungalow region, which offered …
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How do you stand up for your rights when you cannot walk? Now streaming on Netflix, the 2020 documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" recalls Camp Jened, located in New York's Catskills bungalow region, which offered summer getaways for disabled youth. Filled with home movies and period footage, "Camp" recalls Jened's hippie ethos and Woodstock sensibility. It was, in fact, located just scant miles from Max Yasgur's farm, the site of that 1969 concert.
These clips of frolicsome youth remind us of the marginalized status of disabled Americans at the time. Often consigned to institutions or shut away by families embarrassed by their afflictions, they were meant to be invisible. As one film participant recalls, people literally didn't want to see them and basically wished they were dead.
After their camp experiences, some refused to remain silent and invisible, and grew up to be civil rights activists. News footage reveals a sit-in protest in 1977 in San Francisco that helped galvanize a movement that eventually led to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. One "Crip Camp" alumnus interviewed here, Judy Heumann, went on to become a disabled rights activist and work in the Clinton and Obama administrations.
"Crip Camp" was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.
• Attending music concerts may be out of the picture for some time. So country fans might enjoy a "CMT Crossroads" (10 p.m., TV-PG) presentation featuring singers Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, previously recorded at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville.
• Priced out of his expensive digs, a once-promising business executive begins haunting his former home and its new tenants in the 2020 Netflix thriller "The Occupant," from Spain.
Another imported film streaming today on Netflix, the Hungarian period movie "Curtiz," profiles the difficult family life of the immigrant director Michael Curtiz, most famous for his work on the 1943 film "Casablanca." Hungarian actor Ferenc Lengyel stars in the title role.
• For the time being, we're all armchair travelers. Transport yourself to inspirational sites on "Earth's Sacred Wonders: House of the Divine" (10 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings), a multipart series that visits some of the world's most beautiful shrines and places that have inspired centuries of pilgrimages by the devoted.
• Dex finds herself accused of murder on the season finale of "Stumptown" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
TONIGHT'S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
• Familiar mistakes hobble Halstead on "Chicago Med" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
• A busy restaurateur finds herself secretly set up by her mother in the 2016 romance "Love by Chance" (8 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G).
• A writer's early life informs the epic fantasy novels he'd later write in the 2019 biopic "Tolkien" (8:45 p.m., HBO Family).
• A motel fire seems fishy on "Chicago Fire" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
• Tally has some misgivings on "Motherland: Fort Salem" (9 p.m., Freeform, TV-14).
• Tangled alliances complicate a prosecution on "Chicago P.D." (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
An unscrupulous undertaker rounds up new customers in all the worst ways in the 1964 shocker "The Comedy of Terrors" (4 a.m., TCM, TV-PG), directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Joe E. Brown in his final film appearance.
Two-wheel fun on "The Goldbergs" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Back to the garden on "Schooled" (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Sonny faces discipline on "SEAL Team" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Haley lays down the law on "Modern Family" (9 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * Katie's safe space on "American Housewife" (9:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Danger checks into a swank hotel on "S.W.A.T." (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
Laurence Fishburne is on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS, r) * Pete Buttigieg and Patton Oswalt are on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Janet Jackson, Jane Levy and Jo Firestone on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC, r) * Jessica Biel, Natasha Lyonne and Chris Garcia visit "The Late Late Show With James Corden" (12:35 a.m., CBS, r).
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