Life, Animated: Charity Preview Screening
The Autism Research Trust was delighted to host a preview screening of the award-winning LIFE, ANIMATED documentary on Monday 5th December.
This fascinating and moving film won the directing award at Sundance Film Festival, and portrays an autistic child, Owen, who finds a pathway to language and to the world in Disney animations such as Lion King and Beauty & the Beast.
As a charity partner, ART organised the screening ahead of the UK theatrical release which is 9th December. The event took place at the Cambridge Picturehouse and included a Q&A with the wonderful Suskind family, the director of the film, Roger Ross Williams and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. A percentage of proceeds were donated to ART.
Film website: www.lifeanimated.co.uk
Image: the ART team with the Suskind family (Owen in the centre)