The Reason I Jump (12A) at South Hill Park
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About the Event
We are screening the relaxed version, specifically tailored toward audiences with autism or other sensory needs. South Hill Park is programming several screenings of the regular version without the on-screen warnings and countdowns to potentially distressing or triggering moments.
Directed by Jerry Rothwell | Documentary | English | 82 mins | USA/UK | 2020
Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, this is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism with intimate portraits of non-speaking autistic people from around the world 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.
Rothwell uses the language of cinema - macro lens close-ups, distortion, off-kilter framing and an evocative blend of sound design and score - to convey the autistic experience of the world. OBSERVER