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HBO And Xfinity In Partnership With The Georgia Branch Of The International Dyslexia Association And The Schenck School To Host Atlanta Premiere Of "THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA" At The Carter Center On Tuesday, October 2

WHAT:

The invitation-only Atlanta premiere of the HBO Documentary Film THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA, presented by HBO and Xfinity, in partnership with the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and The Schenck School. A panel discussion will immediately follow the screening.




For millions of people with dyslexia, the act of reading can be a devastating hurdle, making their path to success in school and life more challenging. Directed by James Redford, THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA, is a personal, touching and sometimes humorous look at this developmental reading disorder, offering a broader and clearer view of the minds of people with dyslexia. Spotlighting a cross-section of individuals, including Redford's own son, Dylan, and featuring interviews with notable dyslexics, including investment pioneer Charles Schwab, business magnate Richard Branson, high-profile lawyer David Boies, and Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the film reveals how an individual's unique strategies for coping can help lead to success in life.



WHO:

-James Redford -- Director/Producer, THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA


-Karen Pritzker -- Executive Producer, THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA


-Jennifer Topple -- President, Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association


-Gena W. Calloway, M. Ed. -- Head of School, The Schenck School




Panel Discussants


-James Redford


-Judith Simmermon, Ph.D. -- licensed psychologist and IDA member


-Britney Caudell -- alumnus and teacher at The Schenck School who is dyslexic


-Gloria Clark -- 15-year-old student at Decatur High School who is dyslexic


-Donna Lowry -- Education Reporter, WXIA NBC 11 (11Alive) will moderate the discussion



WHEN:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012:


5:15-6:15 p.m. -- On-site media interviews in green room


5:30-6:30 p.m. -- Reception in the lvan Allen III Pavilion


6:45 p.m. -- Screening in Cecil B. Day Chapel


8:00 p.m. -- Panel discussion


8:20 p.m. -- Dessert reception



WHERE:

The Carter Center


453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307


Complimentary valet parking will be provided.



DETAILS:

Director-producer James Redford hopes that the documentary will help promote "a broader and better understanding of dyslexia and will help make the world a better place" for those afflicted. While the study and treatment of dyslexia has become more widespread, there remains much to be done in dispelling the myths surrounding it, as well as diagnosing and treating those in need. As we learn, the challenge posed by dyslexia can also be a gift, as many people with dyslexia naturally think outside the box and see the big picture - often finding alternative solutions to problems that others might not see. The exclusive HBO documentary THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA will debut on Monday, October 29 (7:00 pm ET/PT) during National Dyslexia Awareness Month.




The film was produced by Karen Pritzker, James Redford and Windy Borman. Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz served as scientific advisors.


For more information on THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA please visit
Facebook.com/HBODocs, Twitter: @HBODocs #Dyslexia and youtube.com/hbodocs.

Advance telephone and onsite interviews available
Media requests should be directed to: Valerie Harris, HBO,
404-966-2445 or valerie@kinseygrouppr.com

*Clip reels are available for broadcast media*

/PRNewswire -- Sept. 27, 2012/

SOURCE HBO