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Film society to screen 'Dislecksia:  The Movie' Nov. 11

Oct 22, 2012
Source: Submitted "Dislecksia: The Movie" examines the consequences of this learning disability, which can appear at an early age, including poor academic performance.

About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia, a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. Affecting people at a very young age, dyslexia can be a challenge for students, parents and teachers.

Those challenges - and their solutions - are presented with great humor in the documentary film “Dislecksia: The Movie.” The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will showcase this entertaining film, written and directed by dyslexic filmmaker Harvey Hubble V as part of the On Screen/In Person film tour and the 15th annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival at 10:25 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach. The screening of the film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Hubble. On Screen/In Person is a film tour which brings filmmakers and their films together to participating communities.

Unless recognized, dyslexia often leads to issues of low self-esteem. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most people with dyslexia, many of whom are brilliant talented and successful, can learn to function normally. Hubbell, with assistance from dyslexic writer Jeremy Brecher and several dyslexic crew members, will present the latest scientific knowledge about dyslexia and the experiences of those with dyslexia.

Hubbell also interviewed such accomplished dyslexics as the late television writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell (“The Rockford Files,” “The A Team”) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton. "Dislecksia: The Movie" will give people with dyslexia and their families hope - as well as a crash course in how to keep smiling.

Tickets for this film, along with all the films presented at the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, are $9 for film society members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit www.rehobothfilm.com, for complete details about how to purchase festival film tickets.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society has been selected once again by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation as a host site for the On Screen/In Person film touring program. On Screen/In Person will tour six new independent, American films, including animation, documentary, experimental and narrative work, accompanied by the filmmaker. On Screen/In Person is made possible by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program. A special thanks to Delaware Division of the Arts for additional financial support.

Information can be found on all film festival programs and films at  www.rehobothfilm.com, or by calling the film society office at 302-645-9095, Ext. 1.

 

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