'Wretches & Jabberers' screening offered free in Memorial Hall


The subjects of a documentary that follows two men with autism around the world as they work to dispel myths about the disability will be at a special screening of the film at Chapman University at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher, the two men whose journey is chronicled in the eye-opening Wretches and Jabberers, will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A following the film.

Wretches & Jabberers features original music by composer J. Ralph (The Cove, Man on Wire) and is directed by Academy Award-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg.

The screening is part of the two-day “Emerging Scholars Conference: Exploring Difference: Disability and Diversity in Education, Law, and Society.” The conference is sponsored by the university’s College of Educational Studies, School of Law and local non-profit Team Up for Down Syndrome.

For registration and fee information regarding other conference events, please visit the conference website. Parking information on the evening of the free screening is available here.

Dawn Bonker

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