[PAST EVENT] Film Screening! The Arc's Spring Fundraiser: "Life, Animated"

April 15, 2018
Kimball Theatre
428 W Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
  • Ticketed event

Sponsored by Towne Bank and Bruce & Kathy Hornsby, The Arc of Greater Williamsburg, in partnership with PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, W&M Law School, and W&M School of Education are proudly bringing you this outstanding film, providing us all the opportunity to learn about and better understand Autism.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

"Life, Animated" Screening & Community Conversation

Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Colonial Williamsburg

1:00 PM, Box Office Opens

2:00 PM, Film Begins

Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for students & Arc clients; FREE for W&M Students w/Student ID 

Tickets available at: http://kimball.wm.edu/

Here's some insight into this phenomenal film:

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, and his wife, Cornelia. A boy with Autism 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.  

From Roger Ebert, the film critic, "It's a film to which I believe everyone can relate, an emotional powerhouse."  

This internationally-acclaimed movie follows the Suskind Family's journey from Owen's birth thru his growing into manhood, chronicling all the challenges and mind-blowing developments in-between.   

We're extremely fortunate that Owen's brother, Walter Suskind, who plays a prominent role in "Life, Animated," will be present to participate in the Community Conversation and field questions following the film.