bAd Film Screening at Monterey Conference Center
- When: Saturday, May 10, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Conference Center, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
bAd is a short film about the childhood trauma that undiagnosed dyslexia causes on a 5th grade boy named John. Vincenzo Giammanco’s semi-autobiographical, 30-minute film—made when he was a student—won Los Angeles’ 29th Annual Young Artist’s award, beating out studio productions. “I’m dyslexic,” says Biammanco, “These kids get angry and frustrated, or they get swept into a “special ed” class. They think they’re stupid, but they’re not. They just learn differently.” Dyslexia.com bolsters that last argument with a list of successful dyslexics: Jay Leno, Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Walt Disney and tons more. Seaside’s Chartwell School screens bAd today for free, in the interest of getting word out about the disorder.
6:30pm/doors open; 7-8:30pm/show. Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free. 277-2380, 238-2211. http://www.chartwell.org.