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  • Film: Teen’s victory over stuttering ignites ‘Rocket Science’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jeffrey Blitz was a chronic stutterer who in high school won his state's debating championship. The 37-year-old writer-director admits that this background is ripe for Hollywood humor, so it should come as no surprise that his latest film, "Rocket Science," spotlights a teenage...
  • Bee-witched and Bee-wildered

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Jeff Blitz's documentary, "Spellbound," Harry Altman grimaces and fidgets at the 1999 National Spelling Bee. The Jewish sixth-grader has been asked to spell "banns," which refers to a Christian marriage notice. He's never heard of it.

    "Banns, banns, banns," he whispers into the...