Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wretches & Jabberers

This April, a feature documentary on autism will open in theatres around the country. The film, titled WRETCHES & JABBERERS follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. The two travel around the world to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland to challenge public attitudes about autism and send a hopeful message to reconsider competency.

"A poignant narrative of personal struggle that rings with intelligence, humor, hope and courage, WRETCHES & JABBERERS is about the life-sustaining power of relationships - the personal connections that people make through communication."

This film looks both enlightening and provoking and we can't wait to see it! Directed by Gerardine Wurzburg Academy Award® winner Academy Award® winner (Educating Peter) and Academy Award® nominee (Autism is a World).

WRETCHES & JABBERERS will open on April 1st in 40 cities across America. Here are some theatres in our area that will be holding screenings of the movie:

  • April 2 - 12 noon - AMC Loews Georgetown 14 Washington, DC3111 K Street N.W. Washington, DC 20007

  • April 23 - 12 noon - AMC Columbia 14 - Columbia, MD10300 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

  • April 23 - 12 noon - AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 - Gaithersburg, MD9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878

To locate an AMC Theatre & Order Tickets: www.amctheatres.com/wretchesandjabberers

If you are in the New York area, TimesTalks Will present Director Gerardine Wurzburg, Larry Bissonnette, Tracy Thresher and Lee Grossman, Autism Society president and C.E.O. to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month on March 30. Tickets are available here.

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