The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Oct 17

Carolina Theatre


  • Darah Whyte
  • 919-719-7561
  • dwhyte@hillcenter.org


The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Film Screening

Join Hill Learning Center for a film screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, NC. The film will begin promptly at 7:00pm and will run for 52 minutes. Following the film there will be a moderated conversation. Entry to the film is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

This screening is in recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, LD Awareness Month, and ADHD Awareness Month.

About the Film:

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders at the top of their fields to help us understand that dyslexia—a persistent problem with learning to read—can be as great a gift as it sometimes is an obstacle.

Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, illuminate the scientific origins of dyslexia and have created a revolutionary imaging test that pinpoints, for the first time, a specific difference (or marker) in the brains of dyslexics. Dr. Sally Shaywitz explains that this unique marker, while often associated with problems with reading, is also associated with a superior ability to think out of the box, create original ideas, and see the big picture.

Super-achieving dyslexics revered in their fields—from Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab to politician Gavin Newsom and attorney David Boies—confirm what the children, experts and families suggest: dyslexia carries with it as many rewards as frustrations.