"Wretches & Jabberers" Screening in Concord May 12
5/3/2011 8:00:00 AM
DURHAM, N.H. - Celebrating “100 CITIES. ONE NIGHT FOR AUTISM.”, the critically-acclaimed film, Wretches & Jabberers, will play for a one night limited engagement in Concord on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00pm exclusively at Red River Theatre. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication.
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“100 CITIES. ONE NIGHT FOR AUTISM.” is a unique, nationwide, theatrical event taking place on Thursday, May 12th when 100 theaters in nearly every major U.S. city, from New York to Honolulu, screen Wretches & Jabberers on the same evening. The event was conceptualized by production company State of the Art, Inc with distribution partners Area23a and Screenvision in response to a surge in public demand for more showings of Wretches & Jabberers after the documentary’s successful 40-city tour in partnership with the Autism Society during April, which is Autism Awareness Month. “100 CITIES. ONE NIGHT FOR AUTISM.” is sponsored by the John P. Hussman Foundation in partnership with the Autism Society.
“This one day event is possible because of the commitment by the Institute on Disability and the Autism Society of New Hampshire to bring the important message of Wretches & Jabberers to your community,” Gerardine Wurzburg, Academy Award winning director.
About Wretches & Jabberers
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg (EDUCATING PETER), Wretches & Jabberers follows self-advocates Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette as they challenge global attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful message to reconsider competency. A powerful story about personal struggle that rings with intelligence, humor, hope and courage, the feature documentary is about the life-sustaining power of relationships – the personal connections that people make through communication. It is produced by Douglas P. Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg, and funded by the John P. Hussman Foundation.
Wretches & Jabberers features original music by composer J. Ralph (THE COVE, MAN ON WIRE) with a soundtrack featuring original songs written and produced by J. Ralph in collaboration with Antony, Devendra Banhart, Paul Brady, Bonnie Bramlett, Vashti Bunyan, Martin Carthy, Judy Collins, Lila Downs, Vincent Gallo, David Garza, Ben Harper, Scarlett Johannson, Nic Jones, Norah Jones, Leah Siegel, Carly Simon, Stephen Stills, Ben Taylor and Bob Weir. The WRETCHES & JABBERERS album was released in Barnes & Noble Stores on April 4, 2011, and a share of the profits are donated to the Autism Society and the Wretches & Jabberers Fund of the Institute on Communication and Inclusion at Syracuse University. www.wretchesandjabberers.org
The film is a production of State of the Art, an Academy Award®-winning communications company that creates programs, materials and campaigns in education and health that make the leap between good ideas and change. www.stateart.com
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