Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:30 pm
The Screening Room, Newburyport
Q&A after the film
11 min
Anthony Sherin


Imagine you can’t read this. Imagine you are afraid to tell anyone. Imagine thinking it is all your fault. Imagine the only way to tell if a book is right side up is by looking at the pictures. Imagine the only way you can avoid humiliation and get through school is by being a troublemaker. Imagine being expelled over and over and passed along to different schools only to be someone else’s problem. You reach fifth grade but you have yet to read a two syllable word. You can’t spell your name. You are unteachable. Now imagine a teacher who changes everything.

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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.

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Newburyport Screening Room

The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

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