Monday, August 22, 2016- The Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark
Discussion to follow with director Roger Ross Williams
TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE MVFF AND THE ISLAND AUTISM GROUP, BEFORE THE SCREENING
This is an outdoor screening, so please bring your own chair, blanket, bug spray, etc.
Dir. Roger Ross Williams | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 91 min.
When Owen Suskind stopped talking and was diagnosed with autism at age three, his parents thought they had lost him forever. Over the next four years, the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films. He learned about empathy, love, loss, and brotherhood with the help of Jafar, Simba, and Ariel. Life, Animated is the incredible true story of how Owen was able to find a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world by connecting with the Disney characters on his TV screen.
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Directing Award at Sundance 2016
Thank you to the screening sponsors