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Autism Movie: Life Animated
April 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$7.00
Join Team Autism 24/7 and the local autism community at the screening of Life, Animated, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind.
Life, Animated is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn’t speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.
“It’s a film to which I believe everyone can relate, an EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE.” – Roger Ebert