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Connecticut Film Festival -
Title:
Connecticut Film Festival - "Dislecksia:The Movie"
When:
04.06.2011 - 04.06.2011
Where:
The Palace Danbury - Danbury
Category:
Connecticut Film Festival

Description

Connecticut Film Festival

Dislecksia: The Movie

Opening Night Film & Fundraiser After Party

To Benefit The United Way of Western CT & WeCAHR

Presented By: Union Savings Bank

Featured as a work in progress, the film; “Dislecksia: The Movie” will give the audience a first look at Emmy Award winning filmmaker; Harvey Hubbell’s latest project.

Harvey will share 7 years of research and education to bring the audience up to date on the latest information on Dyslexia, brain science, educational breakthroughs and the hurdles that are blocking advancements for this learning disability in our society. Harvey will then moderate a panel comprised of lawmakers, medical professionals, parents, educators and kids for very passionate post film discussion and Q&A period as he dissects the anatomy of this cutting edge and thought provoking film on a subject plaguing not only Harvey, but also a large portion of our population.

Afterward, the audience will be able to take the conversation into The Palace Theatre lobby to an upscale film industry cocktail reception to benefit The United Way of Western Connecticut and WeCAHR sponsored by Union Savings Bank featuring the fine food of executive chef; Michael Bick’s “Somethings Fishy Catering” complimented by Belgium’s newest export; PALM Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
About one American in seven has some degree of Dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and successful. In the comic documentary Dislecksia: The Movie, dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V with assistance from dyslexic writer Jeremy Brecher and several dyslexic crewmembers will present the latest scientific knowledge about dyslexia and the experiences of dyslexics.

Viewers will come to know dyslexics and those who teach them and study them, not just as statistics or talking heads, but as people. And they'll know a lot about dyslexia: its causes, its effects, and what can be done about it. Dislecksia will give viewers a better understanding of the condition. It will also give dyslexics and their families hope as well as a crash course in how to laugh at their own condition while empowering them to make important decisions and to take action.

Ticket Options:

Tickets for the Welcome Reception, Film, Panel Discussion & After Party $25.00 Perperson

Tickets To Benefit The United Way

Tickets To Benefit WeCAHR

Tickets To Benefit The Completion Of -  "Dislecksia: The Movie"

A limited number of Film Only Tickets may be available at the door just prior to the film

Venue

Venue:
The Palace Danbury
Street:
165 Main Street
ZIP:
06810
City:
Danbury
State:
Connecticut
Country:
Country: us

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