Dir. Roger Ross Williams. USA, 2016. 1h 32m. Starring Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt
This remarkable documentary details how Owen Suskind, a boy living with autism, uses Disney as a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. This inspiring and uplifting film has been nominated for Best Documentary at this year's Academy Awards.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Steven Chance from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and chaired by Science Oxford.
'A beguiling mix of animated storytelling and narration that doesn't flinch from exploring the emotional highs and lows that accompany a life with autism.', ★★★★★ Lanre Bakare, The Guardian
'It's the best Disney movie that Disney didn't make.' Eric Kohn. IndieWire