From Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, “Life, Animated” is the inspirational story of a young man who graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence by using a unique pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world.
Based on his book, “Life, Animated” tells the story of writer and television icon Ron Suskind’s son, Owen, who at 3 years old suddenly goes from chatty, energetic little boy to not speaking, disappearing into autism. The only thing that engaged Owen were Disney films. One day, Ron used his son’s puppet–Iago, the wisecracking parrot from “Aladdin”–and asked, in Iago’s voice, “What’s it like to be you?” In an instant, Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie.
Discussion following the movie.
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