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“In A Different Key” Documentary Screening & Filmmaker Talkback

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 • 1:30 PM5:00 PM



The award-winning documentary In A Different Key is an extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to a screening and talkback with the filmmakers and award-winning journalists Caren Zucker and John Donvan. Based on their Pulitzer Prize finalist book and featuring an original score by jazz composer Wynton Marsalis, the film follows Zucker, the mother of an autistic son, as she sets out to find the first child ever diagnosed with autism—now an 88-year-old man living in rural Mississippi. But it goes further into the complex and often challenging interactions people on the spectrum face as they struggle to navigate a society that still doesn’t understand, much less support them.

You’ll learn more about autism—the nation’s most prevalent developmental disorder that affects one in 44 U.S. children—during this unique, insightful and unforgettable afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by Shireinu (Our Songs): Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Inclusive* Spiritual Community. 
*Our Shireinu community brings together families who have a family member with a disability. In our continuing effort to build a fully inclusive community, our Shireinu worship services, open to members and non-members, provide families and children the opportunity to worship together in an accessible, interactive, and sensitive environment for four holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Passover, and Purim. Learn more here.