"Speak" Film

Date/Time: 
04/10/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

324 1/2 N. Tejon Street

City: 
Colorado Springs
Country: 
USA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Alexa Priddy
Contact Phone: 
303-839-9999
Contact Email: 
outreach@ccasa.org
Contact Website: 
www.ccasa.org
Description: 

“Speak” (film screening and discussion) Time TBA, Poor Richard’s Restaurant, 324½ N. Tejon St. Based on the award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, "Speak" unfolds a story about Melinda (Kristen Stewart), a smart and spirited high school freshman who retreats into self-imposed silence after she is raped one night at a party. Feeling isolated from her classmates and from her preoccupied mother Joyce Sardnino (Elizabeth Perkins), Melinda retreats further in an attempt to escape the torments of high school. It is only through her work in art class with the help of her compassionate art teacher Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) that she begins to reach out to others and eventually finds her own voice and inner strength. A feature debut of director/co-writer Jessica Sharzer, "Speak" resonates with stubborn honesty and sardonic humor as we follow Melinda on her journey from traumatized isolation to a brave and final triumphant disclosure.

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