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The "Words and Pictures" screening will also include a special conversation with the film's producer and Dallas favorite, Gary Cogill. The event is hosted by Arthritis Foundation supporters Margaret and Lee Jackson.

It's Sunday Night at the Movies Featuring a Conversation with the Film's Producer "Gary Cogill"  

On Sunday, June 8 invited guests will enjoy a special movie screening of "Words and Pictures,”  a heartwarming summer film, that has something rare, perhaps never before seen, in a feature film – a leading character with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  The event, at the Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave. at 4:45 p.m., will also include a special conversation with the film's producer and Dallas favorite, Gary Cogill.  The VIP screening is hosted by Margaret and Lee Jackson.  Mrs. Jackson currently serves as the Board Chair of the Arthritis Foundation, South Central Region and she is also a member of the of National Arthritis Foundation Board.  There is limited seating and reservations are required.  For info call Shelley Tims at (214) 818-0351; or email stims@arthritis.org.

The Arthritis Foundation anticipates that the film "Words and Pictures" will help increase understanding about the seriousness of rheumatoid arthritis and how it can have major impact on lives. Arthritis is a chronic disease that affects 53 million adults in the U.S., four million Texans and more than 25,000 children across the state.  The Arthritis Foundation serves as the voice of people with arthritis and as the go-to resource for people living with arthritis by promoting the tools, resources, programs and services that the organization provides.

"Words and Pictures" opens to wide release starting this weekend featuring Oscar Nominee Clive Owen and Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word.  A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language.

He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) - an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art.  She has rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and that has had an impact on her pursuit of art.

With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies; he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter.  Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.

Visit: www.wordsandpitcturesthemovie.com  to learn more, or for a sneak peek see the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehQimFhQmQg.

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