[PAST EVENT] Life, Animated

April 15, 2018
2pm - 4pm
Main Auditorium
Access & Features
  • Ticketed event
indoors, inside, arts, film studies, media

Presented by:
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)

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