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Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1:00 PM
In this inspiring doc, writer Ron Suskind discovers Disney animated films provide the key to connecting with his autistic son.
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General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $0.00
General Admission Adult Matinee - $5.00

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The Picture Show Family and Children's Series presented by MidWestOne Bank

FREE Admission for Kids! Adults Only $5.*

"Deeply moving. A warm testament to a family's love and resilience." -Variety

"Tender and patient, as fascinated by the challenges of daily life as it is by the dramatic medical mystery at its heart." -Village Voice

NOTE: In addition to regular screenings of LIFE, ANIMATED during the ususal timeslots for The Picture Show series (3pm Thu, Feb. 16 and 23, and 10am Sat, Feb. 18, plus a bonus showing at 1pm on Feb. 18), we are pleased to present the option of three sensory-friendly showings (lights turned up and sound turned down) at 3:30pm on Thu, Feb. 16 and 23, and 11am on Sat, Feb. 18 in The Screening Room.

After years of struggling to connect with his autistic son Owen, journalist Ron Suskind discovers that Disney animated films hold the key. For Owen, the Disney canon served as a kind of life primer. Not only did he re-discover language and empathy through Disney, but the cartoons also gave him a sense of purpose and belonging.

Based on the family’s best-selling 2014 memoir, this real-life fairy tale combines clips from Disney classics as well as brand-new animation that imagines Owen as the hero of his own adventure. Winning and accessible, Life is a profoundly moving film that examines both what it means to be human and the life-changing power of story.

* Children must be accompanied by an adult.