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September 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm$5 - $7
“DEEJ” is the story of DJ Savarese (Deej), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for non-speaking autistics. As a child, he was trapped in a silent world, abused in foster care, and written of as “retarded.” Now, as a high school senior dreaming of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, stubborn obstacles to inclusion, and the often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. DEEJ is part of the On Screen/In Person series in which new award winning documentary films AND their filmmakers visit American communities. The screening will be preceded by a community forum on issues explored in the movie, and it will be followed by a talk-back by the film’s director Robert Rooy.