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

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 5, 2011 at 7:25AM

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.
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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.

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, News, Media, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.