Plimoth Patuxet Museums announces the world premiere screening of the new full-length documentary SPELLERS at the Museum’s Plimoth Cinema. The event will take place on Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 p.m. and will feature a panel discussion.
Inspired by the book Underestimated, by Jamie and JB Handley, from Executive Producers Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, the film SPELLERS challenges conventional wisdom regarding a group relegated to society’s margins: nonspeakers with autism, who most “experts”believe are cognitively disabled.
As the film opening asks, “What if they’d been wrong…about every single one of them?” SPELLERS answers that question, in convincing fashion, through the stories of eight nonspeakers—Aydan, Evan, Sid, Maddie, Jamie, Vince, Cade, and Elizabeth—who all found their voice through the process of using a letterboard to communicate their thoughts and feelings.
A portion of this ticket will support Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ educational mission.