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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 24–28 at Brattle Theatre

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After Words

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Tickets: $25 General Admission; $50 Patron (Preferred Seating); $75 VIP (Preferred Seating and includes a ticket for a person with aphasia to attend). Tickets can also be purchased by mail—click here to download the form.

AFTER WORDS is presented by the National Aphasia Association, the MGH Aphasia Center, and Steward Health Care.

Whether you have been able to see AFTER WORDS on your local public television station or not, we would like to invite you to join us for a special Premiere Screening of this incredible documentary. It’s an event that you will not want to miss!

AFTER WORDS, a film by Vincent Straggas, features famed neurologist/author Oliver Sacks, Tony Award winning actress Julie Harris, Grammy Award winning musician Bobby McFerrin, and many others whose lives have been touched by aphasia, an acquired communication disorder. It features noted researchers and clinicians in the fields of neurology and speech-language pathology. AFTER WORDS movingly illuminates the struggles and triumphs of individuals touched by aphasia and related disorders.

Tonight’s event will include a reading from The Aphasia Cafe, and feature a panel discussion with producers Jerome Kaplan and Ellayne Ganzfried, director Vincent Straggas, and members of the cast. Refreshments will also be served.

Questions? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NAA by email ([email protected]) or telephone (800-922-4622).

The Aphasia Cafe is a unique collection of poems that write the lives of individuals who, because of stroke and dementia, have lost all or part of their ability to use language. Written by an award-winning poet-neurologist, Dr. Dawn McGuire, the aphasia poems explore what happens to a person — a self — when language, the tool we use to construct who we are, suddenly fractures along one of its many fault lines. More Information »

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