The Reason I Jump

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 30
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$9.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Health & Wellness
Culture & Society
Youth
Family Friendly
Release Year:2020
Runtime:82 min
Country/Region:USA
United Kingdom
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ZxvR_cm94
Cast/Crew
Director:Jerry Rothwell
Executive Producer:Stewart Le Maréchal
Jonny Persey
Peter Webber
Jody Allen
Paul G. Allen
Rocky Collins
Jannat Gargi
Ruth Johnston
Carole Tomko
Sara Edelson
Lizzie Francke
Producer:Jeremy Dear
Stevie Lee
Al Morrow
Cinematographer:Ruben Woodin Dechamps
Editor:David Charap
Composer:Nainita Desai

Description

NOW SHOWING IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

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Your ticket purchase directly benefits MSP Film Society during these challenging times, thank you!

Reserve your ticket and start watching Friday, January 8. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.


Live Conversation - Sunday, January 10 at 1pm

See the film and then tune into a live virtual discussion about The Reason I Jump on Sunday, January 10 at 1pm CST with filmmaker Jerry Rothwell and subjects from the film, moderated by Katelyn Flint, reporter/anchor NBC 10 Boston.

WATCH THE LIVE CONVERSATION HERE


About the Film

Audience Award Winner: Sundance and Vancouver International Film Festivals

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.


 


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