Documentary on Autism Hits Theaters

A new documentary hit theaters at the beginning of April in New York and will eventually be shown at selected AMC theatres across the nation during the upcoming months. The film is called Wretches and Jabberers and documents the life of two middle-aged autistic men (Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette) who set out on a global mission to change people’s outlook on disabilities and intelligence. The film follows Tracey and Larry as they travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each of their stops, they dissect public attitudes about autism and deliver a hopeful message. Gerardine Wurzburg’s, the director of the film, was quoted saying that “the goal of the film is for others to see peoplewho are different from you and to recognize commonality.” Tracey and Larry each have their own blog and through their blogs, as well as the film, others are able to gain a better understanding of autism that is affecting the citizens all over the world at an alarming rate.

Please take a moment to watch the trailer and browse around the website. You will be glad you did. http://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/index.php

 

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