Picture for event

The Star and Shadow Presents

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

"I would like to be a dot . "

Dir: Stephen Daldry; 2011; USA; 129 mins; DCP; Cert: 12

Sun 7 April // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/£5

Is there anything we can do to make it easier for you to come?

Email info@starandshadow.org.uk, with ‘FAO John O’Reilly’ as the subject.


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?


Programmer’s notes:

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.


I would like to be a dot   .  films

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