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The Reading Center's annual Bright Stars event draws attention to and educates about the issue of dyslexia, by hosting accomplished progressionals with dyslexia.
In 2017, we offer an entertaining Dyslexia Film Festival that will focus on the outstanding accomplishments of dyslexics in the field of filmmaking.
The event will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Wehrenberg Theater in Rochester.
We have timed this event with the release of the first film based on the work of the late author Vince Flynn. Flynn was a Minnesota born and raised person with dyslexia, and the author of 14 New York Times Bestselling novels. The film, American Assassin is the first film based on his beloved character Mitch Rapp.
Reading Center alumnus and John Marshall High School graduate Mark Brecke, is a documentary filmmaker and will show They Turned Our Desert Into Fire, an extraordinary poignant film about the atrocities in Darfur. He will also show a sneak peak of his film about cinema in Somalia.
Tamara Rosenfeld, has directed several award winning shows on television and will show the "Women of the Ice" spisode of the Emmy-award winning show Wonder Women and an upcoming , Emmy-nominated episode of the series Chef's Table. She will also show a sneak peak of her upcoming documentary Equal the Playing Field about women in sport.
We will also show dyslexic filmmaker Steven Spielberg's ET, a great family friendly film.
Prior to the showings, we will host a filmmaker Q & A with Mark Brecke and Tamara Rosenfeld.