Monday, February 8, 2010

Temple Grandin

This extraordinary film is a great introduction to the subject of autism. Of course, Dr. Grandin is just one autistic person; but this sensitive production is compelling, educational and superbly well-acted. I'm not sure when it will be out on DVD or available to buy -- it premiered on HBO on February 6, 2010.

HBO Site. The preview skipped a bit on my computer.

Utterly and gorgeously unsentimental, "Temple Grandin," arriving Saturday, clomps across the screen with all the wild-eyed grace of its main character, chronicling the life of a woman who not only overcame a host of physical, mental and social obstacles but actually used her autism to create a career for herself in animal husbandry. from LA Times Review.

NY Times Review by Alessandra Stanley.

Based on the book, Thinking in Pictures. .

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