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Life, Animated-San Marcos

Life, Animated is the story of Owen Suskind, a young autistic man who was unable to speak as a child until he discovered a unique way to communicate, developed by immersing himself in the world of animated Disney films. Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams captures the magnificence of Owen’s remarkable transformation: from a life of lonely isolation to the independence of young adulthood. Owen’s inspirational story is a potent reminder that stories serve as a powerful means of persevering through dark times and moving us all toward the light. Winner, U.S. Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Academy Award® for Best Documentary.
“An inspiring story. Life, Animated makes fascinating points about the power of cinema, and about who gets to decide what constitutes a meaningful life.” –Washington Post

Post-Film Discussion with Dr. Sharon Lerner-Baron, Clinical Psychologist focusing on Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and Learning Differences

Director: Roger Ross Williams
Documentary | 89 minutes | United States | 2016 | English

Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
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