College offers a free film showing in honor of National Disability Month

In honor of National Disability Employment Month, Cochise College’s Multicultural Film Series will present “Wonder,” a film depicting the story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) who was born with facial differences. The film shows his extraordinary journey when he enters mainstream school after being homeschooled all of his life.

According to the Baltimore Sun, “Wonder” has a “wonderful message about tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and respect.”

The characters are crafted to show complex personalities. For instance, The Wrap points out that the film is a “reminder that even the people who might be making us miserable have their problems and their people who are making them miserable.”

Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star as Auggies’s parents.

The public is invited to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge.

For the Douglas area, the film will be shown on Wednesday, October 2, at 6 pm in the Community Room (in the Student Union Building) on Cochise College’s Douglas Campus.

For the Sierra Vista area, the film will be shown on Thursday, October 3, at 6 pm in the Horace Steele Room (in the Library Building) on Cochise College’s Sierra Vista Campus.

The film is rated PG and is 113 minutes long. This event is sponsored by Cochise College’s Humanities/Fine Arts Department and the Multicultural Film Series. For more information, contact Tanya Biami at (520) 515-5316.