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08
January
Friday

VIRTUAL SCREENING:
The Reason I Jump

Friday, January 8 -Friday, February 5

Documentary; NR; 82 minutes.

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

An immersive cinematic experience of nonspeaking autistic people across the world, The Reason I Jump is based on a book written by Naoki Higashida when he was just 13. The film follows a young Japanese boy on a journey through an epic landscape. As a maelstrom of thoughts, feelings, impulses, and memories affects his every action, he gradually discovers what his autism means to him, how his perception of the world differs from others’, and why he acts the way he does—the reason he jumps.

Fusing Higashida’s revelatory insights with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people, the film opens a door to a magnificent constellation of divergent ways of experiencing reality. Impactful moments in the lives of the characters are woven together with passages from Higashida’s writing, creating a sensually rich tapestry.

Award-winning filmmaker Jerry Rothwell utilizes the potential of cinema to evoke these intense sensory worlds, illustrating Higashida’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say. With this glorious film, Rothwell speaks volumes.

VIRTUAL SCREENING OPPORTUNITY: Rent this film through our third party partner to suit your schedule. Once rented you’ll have 5 days to finish watching. A portion of the rental fees for this film will go directly to The Colonial, helping to support the Theatre during this unprecedented time.

Available: January 8 through February 5

 

 

$12 through our third party partner.

Details
Start: Friday, January 8
End: Friday, February 5
Venue
Venue Name: The Colonial Theatre
Address: 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
Phone: 603 352 2033
Website: thecolonial.org
Organizer
Organizer Name: The Colonial Theatre