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Autism Society Partners with Wurzburg’s Wretches & Jabberers for National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Society Partners with Wurzburg's Wretches & Jabberers for National Autism Awareness Month

Thompson on Hollywood

On Wretches & Jabberers, Oscar-winning documentary director Gerardine Wurzburg (short Educating Peter, 1993) is partnering with the Autism Society for its theatrical release in April, which is National Autism Awareness month.

Distributor Area 23a is pairing screenings of the film, which follows Thresher and Bissonette on a quest to change perceptions and attitudes towards disabilities and intelligence, with panel discussions with autism advocates, the film’s subjects (Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette), educators and family members.

The trailer is after the jump:

The film’s soundtrack is available January 11; it features composer J. Ralph (The Cove, Man on Wire) in collaboration with Devendra Banhart, Vincent Gallo, Ben Harper, Scarlett Johansson, Norah Jones, Carly Simon and others. A portion of profits will go to the Autism Society.

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Charlotte Watts

Correction: Mrs. Wurzburg’s first name is Gerardine, not Geraldine.

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