1 in 20 children stutter.
Many will stutter for life, facing bullying, stigmatization, emotional and sometimes physical violence, all at the hands of classmates, teachers, family members and society at large.
Many hide, shut down, rigorously work toward fluency, or develop tricks to mask their stutter. Some, driven to despair, attempt to take their own lives.
Their story has never been told.
MAY 7, INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
JUNE 15, MULVANE, KS
Doc Sunback Film Festival - WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY!
JUNE 26 - HVERAGERDI, ICELAND*
JUNE 29 & 30 - HOUSTON, TEXAS
Private Screenings - Camp SAY, Houston
JULY 14 - CHARLOTTE, NC
Private Screenings - Camp SAY, Charlotte
JULY 16 - NEW YORK, NY*
AUGUST 11 - PROVIDENCE, RI*
SEPT 20 - JERSEY CITY, NJ*
Golden Door International Film Festival - 7:30pm Red Carpet, 8:30pm Screening
SEPT 22 - LOS ANGELES, CA
Private Screenings - Camp SAY, LA
OCTOBER - INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
Heartland International Film Festival - Ticket Link Coming Soon!
NOVEMBER - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA*
Film Festival (Details Soon!)
* Director will be in attendance for Q&A
host a screening
We want to make it as easy as possible for communities to screen My Beautiful Stutter. Young people who stutter face immense challenges - bullying, isolation, and balancing the desire for fluency against the desire to be yourself are just the tip of the iceberg.
Screening this film is an opportunity not only to support young people who stutter, but to enlighten and empower those who do not. If you’re interested in hosting a community screening of any kind, please fill out this simple form.
My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year we witness first hand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it's okay to stutter.
Executive Producers: Paul Rudd, George Springer, Patrick James Lynch. Producers: Ryan Gielen, Michael Alden. Director: Ryan Gielen. Writer: Steven Sander.
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We know that stuttering can be a struggle for many people. The most important thing is for you to know that you are not alone. If you are an adult who stutters, you can connect with others in your area through the National Stuttering Association. If you are a parent or younger than 18 years old, you can contact SAY: the Stuttering Association for the Young (email@example.com) for help and support.
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We want to make it as easy as possible for communities to screen My Beautiful Stutter.
For questions about community screenings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org