The Star and Shadow Presents
Dir: Stephen Daldry; 2011; USA; 129 mins; DCP; Cert: 12
Sun 7 April // 19:30 / Cinema
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A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock?
Two years ago I knew almost nothing about autism. Then I discovered that I am autistic. Now I know a lot more! I choose these four films because they are eclectic, but feel relevant to my own experiences. I hope they encourage you to be more curious.
I had a strong emotional response to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Eventually I worked out that it reminded me of my own experiences of feeling disconnected from my emotions and from my family members.
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3rd April - Junior (2012) + short film
7th April - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
10th April - Mary and Max (2009) + short presentation
18th April - Neurotypical (2011) + live performance