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A young man with autism discovers a way to make sense of world via classic Disney animated films. Courtesy of The Orchard.
Life, Animated (Roger Ross Williams | USA | 91 min.)
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.
Presented in Partnership with: The Orchard. In theaters July 8
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