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The Reason I Jump
Based on the acclaimed book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive, sensuous new film focuses on five young people from around the world, all of whom have autism and do not speak.
US/UK | 2020 | Jerry Rothwell
Winner of the Audience Award for “World Cinema – Documentary” at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this immersive, sensuous new film focuses on five young people from around the world, all of whom have autism and lack the ability to speak. Based on the acclaimed book by Naoki Higashida, the movie attempts to translate the five subjects’ subjective experiences into cinematic terms, while always upholding the book’s core takeaway—that not being able toView more
The Reason I Jump, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 1/8 thru at least 1/28 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and you have five days to watch it.
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Join director Jerry Rothwell and subjects from the film for a virtual Q&A on January 10 at 2:00pm EDT moderated by the Coolidge Corner Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DHEZuHCrEc&feature=youtu.be
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