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"Breathing Lessons" showing Oct. 8 in Albany

EmbracingDiversityFilms and the Albany High School PTA co-host the screening of BREATHING LESSONS at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8. This film will be shown in the Albany High School-Multipurpose Room, 603 Key Route Blvd, Albany. A discussion will follow the movie. There is no cost for admission.

Breathing Lessons explores the world of Mark O'Brien, the Berkeley poet-journalist who was paralyzed by polio as a child and lived for four decades in an iron lung. This illuminating and often provocative film provides an intimate window into the reality of living with a severe disability. It is a portrait of a remarkable artist. One in five Californians has a disability, and more of us will become disabled as we age. This film raises many questions about the acceptance of disability by the larger community.

Viewer discretion: film contains some adult subject matter and language.

Wheelchair accessible.

For information contact Sally Douglas Arce at 510/527-1328, sdarce@jps.net or Maxine Tatmon Gilkerson at 510/243-0797.

Run dates: 2003-10-01 - 2003-10-08

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