STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS
The story of a boy with Asperger Syndrome who escapes into the NYC subways while his undocumented immigrant mother frantically searches for him. Set in the seldom-seen-on-screen Rockaway Beach, Queens community, this family drama is an eye-opening view of life on the autism spectrum and the strains of immigrant experience.
Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Phyllis-Terri Gold (Founder of HA PPI ACT), Erich Preis (Founder of Spirit of Huntington Art Center), Sarah Hart (Doctoral Student of Special Education, University of Auckland - New Zealand) and Nancy Waring Weiss, MS /CCC/SLP/PLLC
Ricky, a 13-year old boy with Asperger Syndrome gets lost one day in the New York City subway system. While his mother frantically searches for him above ground, the sensory-sensitive Ricky is exposed to the cacophony, eccentricity, and menace found in New York's underground (including some scenes shot during Hurricane Sandy, which came to figure into the film's story), resulting in a truly authentic view into both the wonders and the horrors of what lies below.
USA, 2013, 102 min., Unrated | Director: Sam Fleischner | Story by: Rose Lichter-Mark
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|