Join us for a screening of Deej prior to his visit on Thursday, April 20.
Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.
AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Films & Movies | Books/Literature/Writing |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(Closed for Memorial Day)|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|
Opened in 1965, EVPL McCollough is located at 5115 Washington Ave., behind Washington Square. Named in honor of EVPL’s first Director, Ethel McCollough, the building was renovated and reopened in December of 2006. EVPL McCollough boasts a meeting room that seats up to 100 people, as well as a service kitchen adjacent to the room, and public access computers.