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Apparently Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Branson, and actor Billy Bob Thorton all have one thing in common: purportedly, each suffers from dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning defieciency that makes reading comprehension and fluency difficult and has two forms, acquired and developmental. Those with dyslexia – potentially as many as a billion people worldwide -- typically lead otherwise normal lives.

A new documentary about the disorder, Dislecksia: The Movie, coming to FilmBar this week, tackles the stigmas and difficulties associated with the deficiency. After the screening, director Harvey Hubbell V, who is diagnosed with dyslexia himself, hosts a question-and-answer segment with the audience, covering everything from production to the idiosyncrasies of the learning disability.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, at 815 North Second Street. Tickets are $9, and those under 21 will be admitted with a parent or guardian. Visit www.thefilmbarphx.com for details.


Tue., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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