The only distributor of films exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Brooklyn Love Tales

12 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / USA


A personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Alan and Cathy met in 1985 over a “romantic Twinkie” in Flatbush, Brooklyn. After 3 years of dating they decided to tie the knot.

Charles and Valerie met by chance in 2006 and three weeks later decided to get married.

In 1965, at the age of 14, Marty and Arlene met – since then they’ve been inseparable.

Video Purchase Options

Sproutflix offers two-tiered pricing to suite your institutional and educational needs.

  • Level 1 use: Geared toward K-12 schools, small parent/family support groups and events with 25 people or less.
  • Level 2 use: Geared toward universities, libraries, film screenings and special events.

If you are interested in instructional/training use for more than 100 people, please contact our office with your details to receive information and pricing.

Clear selection

18 reviews for Brooklyn Love Tales

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is a heart warming and powerful film. It’s charm and simplicity provide delightful counterpoint to the thought-provoking insights it offers into what it means to be human and how people with developmental disabilities construct fulfilling lives. Not to be missed.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I submitted a comment awhile ago, but just watched this again and remembered how much I love the shot of the clock around 11:39.

  3. 5 out of 5


    What a beautiful film! Keep up the good work sproutflix!!!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic. Made me smile… made me sad… made me laugh. Beautifully shot, directed and edited… and very touching. My six-year old son has Down syndrome and films like this give me great hope for his future. Great job. Thank you.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Thank you for this live stream.
    I am moved on so many levels, :As a parent, educator and advocate of people with disabilities.
    Wouldn’t it be awesome if movie theaters showed this with the previews?!!!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Touching and spot-on perfect. Hurray for love! This is a splendid movie that everyone should enjoy.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Congratulations on yet another inspiring film. Wonderful, funny, full of love and joy with each other and celebration the power of love.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I just reviewed the film. Very touching and there are happy tears in my eyes while I type this. Love is universal!!

  9. 5 out of 5


    I loved this.. Wonderful.. Inspiring.. As a mother with a child with special needs truly touched my heart..

  10. 3 out of 5


    We live in India and marriage among intellectually & Devlopmentally retarded are rare and not with good results. But in future such a thing is possible.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Very beautiful and inspiring. As the mother of an adult son with Down syndrome, I am touched by the depth of true love experienced by the 3 couples featured in this film. Definitely food for thought when considering marriage for my own child.

  12. 5 out of 5


    This is so tender and sweet. Its inspiring and empowering, anyone can have their dreams come true, have a beautiful marriage and experience love. Love is for everyone.

  13. 5 out of 5


    Inspiring and uplifting. Thank you Anthony for documenting these wonderful love stories and sharing them with the world.

  14. 5 out of 5


    beautifully done…..beautiful stories…..beautiful people….thanks for putting this out there fore everyone to see….

  15. 5 out of 5


    Well done…three stories about real people in committed marriages, who happen to have disabilities. I love the warmth and love the film captures. Share this link–everyone should watch!

  16. 5 out of 5


    Very sweet. Great work, Anthony!

  17. 5 out of 5


    A touching, insightful film. Couples in the general population might learn from those featured in BROOKLYN LOVE TALES.

  18. 5 out of 5


    A wonderful short film about three heart warming stories. The story of three couples that married and persevered throughout the years despite the publics discriminative opinions and unconscionable labeling. A must see!

Add a review