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The Reason I Jump

+ intro by Grierson award-winning director Jerry Rothwell

Enjoy this immersive and thought-provoking documentary about seeing the world differently.

We are delighted to announce that this screening will be introduced in person by Grierson award-winning director Jerry Rothwell.

Content warning: this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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USA-UK 2020
Dir Jerry Rothwell
With the voice of Jordan O’Donegan
82min
Digital
Certificate 12A
A Picturehouse Entertainment release

‘I think we can change the conversation around autism by being part of the conversation,’ says Ben on his letter board. Jerry Rothwell’s multi-award winning documentary is a significant step in the right direction. Immersive surround sound and intense images characterise this exploration of neurodiversity, based on Naoki Higashida’s best-selling book about his life with autism. The film challenges viewers to re-calibrate their reference points on behaviours and to imagine what it feels like to experience the world with senses at the forefront, rather than words. Travelling the world to meet Amrit, Joss, Ben, Emma and Jestina we find passionate, creative and thoughtful young people whose everyday experiences are bound by society. ‘I can’t be sure what your normal is like,’ says Higashida, narrated here by Jordan O’Donegan. This compelling film invites us into other spaces and respectfully asks us to open our minds.

Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator

All screenings of this film will have Audio Description.

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