[PAST EVENT] Life, Animated
LocationKimball Theatre, Main Auditorium
428 W Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Ticketed event
The Arc of Greater Williamsburg
in partnership with W&M PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic and the W&M School of Education
Sponsored by: TowneBank
Join us for the screening of the film "Life, Animated", followed by a Q&A session with Walter Suskind, Owen' older sibling.
Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? "Life, Animated" is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. An autisic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song, until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.
$10 General Admission, $5 Students, W&M Students are Free with ID (ticket required)