2017 Bright Stars Event photos
We celebrated dyslexic filmmakers at our annual Bright Stars event in September 2017. More than 100 guests saw films written and/or directed by one of our four featured dyslexic filmmakers.
We 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. Mark 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 upcoming film about cinema in Somalia.
Tamara Rosenfeld, has directed several award winning shows on television and will show the "Women of the Ice" episode 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 are also pleased to be able to show "ET", a classic film from the 1980s directed by dyslexic filmmaker Steven Spielberg.