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National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Recognized by Free Movie, Wonder

 
Clifton Forge, VA (March 10, 2018) - Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

WONDER is a 2017 American drama directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Stephen Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R. J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. At the recent 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Alleghany Highlands Community services will introduce the film in recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

March has been recognized as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 1987. Then-President Ronald Reagan at that time called for the American people to build understanding and encouragement, and to provide new opportunities for people who have developmental difficulties and disabilities.

WONDER begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 16 and is free admission. For more information on The Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre events, please visit www.historicmasonictheatre.com and The Historic Masonic Theatre Facebook page.
 
 
 

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