THE AUTISM FILM FESTIVAL
WED JULY 20th - WED JULY 27th
$10 PER EVENING - $9.00 advance purchase
WED, July 20 7:30pm
WITH EYES WIDE OPEN
International award-winning documentary about Richard Wawro, an autistic savant
artist from Edinburgh, Scotland. Dustin Hoffman viewed this film as preparation for his
role in the film "Rain Man."
THU, July 21 7:30pm
Savant Syndrome and Autism -- Documentary examining several notable artistic
savants including Ping Lian Yeak
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: BEAUTIFUL MINDS
A Voyage into the Brain -- British documentary about notable savants
including Stephen Wiltshire, Richard Wawro and Temple Grandin
FRI, July 22 7:30 NORMAL PEOPLE SCARE ME
Acclaimed documentary co-directed by a young man with high-functioning autism,
featuring interviews with 65 people -- those with autism as well as
friends and family -- who insightfully describe their experiences and
feelings about autism.
SAT, July 23 7:30pm
TEMPLE GRANDIN the HBO DRAMA
Emmy Winner Claire Danes stars as a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a
time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to
learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist.
TUES July 26th
SIDECARS - documentary about ayoung artist with autism, JUSTIN CANHA (featured in our ARTISM: The Art of Autism exhibition)
JAM JAR -- documentary about best selling autistic author and artist DONNA WILLIAMS (featured in
our ARTISM: The Art of Autism Exhibition)
WED July 27th 7:30 PM
A powerful film directed by Emmy Award winner Janet Grillo (Autism: The Musical), FLY AWAY narrates the story of Jeanne (Beth Broderick, Bonfire of the Vanities, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and her autistic teenage daughter, Mandy (Ashley Rickards, One Tree Hill).
SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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