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Life, Animated: Free CRAE Film Screening plus Q&A
Tue 6 December 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
Tuesday 6 December 2016: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Logan Hall (Level 1), UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
Following the success of our previous film screenings, CRAE are delighted to host, together with Dogwoof, the British Film Institute (BFI) and This Way Up, a preview screening of Life, Animated - a moving, coming-of-age film documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winning writer, and father, Ron Suskind.
Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen Suskind, a young boy on the autism spectrum, found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. By interweaving scenes from Disney films and Owen’s own life, the film explores how identification and empathy with classic Disney characters form a narrative for Owen to understand his feelings as he grows into an adult. You can view the trailer and read one of the film's excellent reviews here. The film will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 9th December 2016.
There will also be free popcorn too thanks to the generous support of Propercorn!
Attendance at this event is completely free but places are limited so please register by pressing the button below.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Liz Pellicano and the CRAE Team.
Please note, we endeavour to make all of our events as inclusive as possible. The Logan Hall must not be considered as accessible to mobility impaired persons, as there are no means of evacuating persons. We will therefore also be live streaming the entire event to Committee Room 2 located on Level 4, 20 Bedford Way to accommodate guests.