Dislecksia gets October release

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Dislecksia gets October release

5 August, 2013 | By Anthony Abraham

Area 23a announced on Monday [5] that Dislecksia: The Movie will open theatrically in cities across the US in October.

NYC Premiere of Dislecksia: The Movie June 23, Tribeca Cinemas

My name is Harvey Hubbell V, and I am a documentary filmmaker from Litchfield, Connecticut. My production company, Captured Time Productions, has been in existence for over 20 years and has won over
50 film and video festival awards for our comic documentaries. My latest project is a documentary titled Dislecksia: The Movie, and we have recently been accepted into VisionFest where we will have our New
York Premiere! We feel that your presence at the screening of
Dislecksia: The Movie will create a win-win-win situation: for your school districts, our film, and the festival. We would appreciate it if you could share information about this screening with your schools and communities.

Dislecksia: The Movie focuses on the serious and misunderstood subject of dyslexia, a learning disability that we look at as just a learning difference. Viewers will come to know dyslexics – and those who teach and study them – not just as statistics or talking heads, but as people. We hope for this film to spread awareness and the facts about dyslexia, inspiring change in education, public opinion, and policy.

My crew and I have also been working on Dislecksia: The Book, Companion to the Documentary Film. This is a compilation of the hours of interviews and stories that couldn’t fit into our 90-minute documentary. The book will be available for purchase during the course of the festival.

Our New York Premiere will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at Tribeca Cinemas at 54 Varick Street, NY, NY at 6:30pm. After the screening, I will moderate a panel discussion on topics such as advocacy, legislation, education reform, and the student experience of dyslexia.
Tickets for this event are $12. We would love for you to attend this screening to see what our film is about and to develop a working relationship with you in the near future.

By joining forces with us, you join a powerful movement with great momentum that has captivated teachers, advocates, dyslexics, and brain scientists alike. If you are interested in attending a screening or would like more information, please feel free to contact us by email at captimepro@gmail.com or call our office at 860-567-0675. We look forward to hearing from you.

Harvey Hubbell V
Dislecksia: The Movie

Borough Of Kings

In Borough of Kings, Jimmy, the protagonist, an aspiring thespian who lives in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, meets and romances a young woman who works at the theater where he gets a part in a Shakespeare production. When they get to know each other better, he tells her that he has dyslexia, and that when he was a kid, he would hate to go to school because he was embarrassed at not knowing how to read and anxious about looking “stupid in front of the other kids”. He was also afraid that he would get sent to a “special school” for “the learning disabled”. (This is perhaps because in the past, not all US parochial schools offered special education or services for students with disabilities, and that switching to the public school system was perhaps in some instances the only option for those with special needs. This may still be the case in smaller, less prosperous parishes.)
However, as he told her, there was a saving grace for his schooling situation and what would become his career: there was a particular teaching nun who worked with him specifically, and got him reading. He didn’t specify what sort of reading instruction or dyslexia remediation method Sister used, but because of the devotion of this teacher, he was now able to read Shakespeare in adult life.
A coping strategy devised by the nun, which most likely arose from the need for him to read everything several times over to get the correct meaning and properly process the information was memorization. Fortunate enough to have a quick intellect and a good memory, Jimmy became the one to volunteer to “read” in front of the class, having memorized what he was to read before the recitation, to which he would come to add dramatic flair. This skill led to his ability to have the actors’ parts in Shakespeare’s plays memorized, so that he did not have to have a script in front of him when he “read” for the part during the audition.