Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic
First Annual Seattle Autistic Film Festival
(Todd Drezner, 2010, Blu-Ray, 84 min)
Co-presented with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
Sunday, Apr 13 at 07:00PM
As autism has exploded into the public consciousness over the last 20 years, two opposing questions have been asked about the condition, fueling the debate: is it a devastating sickness to be cured or is it a variation of the human brain just a different way to be human?
Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic takes a look at two movements: the "recovery movement," which views autism as a tragic epidemic brought on by environmental toxins, and the "neurodiversity movement," which argues that autism should be accepted and that autistic people should be supported. After his son's diagnosis, filmmaker Todd Drezner visits the front lines of the autism wars to learn more about the debate and provide information about a condition that is still difficult to comprehend.
Part of the first annual Seattle Autistic Film Festival; please note, this is a disability-friendly, sensory-friendly, and fragrance-free event. Read More >
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122