The Reason I Jump, presented in partnership with The Autism Project, is available to stream Monday 2/8 – Thursday 2/11 (at 11:59 PM EST) with a suggested $5 donation. Details to stream will be sent in an email when you RSVP.
Thursday, February 11th: Facebook Live Q&A (details below)
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ABOUT THE FILM:
2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner: World Cinema Documentary
Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps.
The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
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|Thursday, Feb. 11th at 5:30 PM EST:||Facebook Live Q&A with Jerry Rothwell (film director), Elizabeth Vosseller (film subject) and Joanne Quinn, The Autism Project Executive Director.|
|Run time:||82 mins|
|Producers:||Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow|
An inventive, sensuous documentary. As emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold.
This is a wondrous work... that enlightens and informs, but that is also ravishing to behold.
A profound and moving experience.