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  • Hidden Abilities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When filmmaker Jessie Nelson was growing up in North Hollywood in the 1950s, she was frightened of the mentally disabled. "I had the fear a lot of children have when they are not exposed to people with disabilities," says Nelson, whose wrenching new film, "I Am Sam," tells of a...