Screening: Sunday, May 22, 12pm
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
Running Time: 89 minutes
Synopsis: Based on Ron Suskind’s memoir, this documentary tells the story of Ron’s autistic son Owen and how they used Disney movies to communicate with each other. Live-action and animated sequences depict Owen’s exploration of his feelings as he takes his first steps toward independence.
“Teems with insights into how children’s fantasy can and can’t bridge a developmental gap, but works on an even more basic, emotional level as a warm testament to a family’s love and resilience.”
-Justin Chang, Variety
“His story is heartwarming, moving and illuminating about how not just people with autism but all of us process cinema and society.”
-Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com