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Life, animated / The Orchard and A&E Indiefilms present ; produced by Julie Goldman ; directed and produced by Roger Ross Williams ; original animation by Mac Guff.

Guff, Mac, animator. (Added Author). Goldman, Julie, film producer. (Added Author). Williams, Roger Ross, film director, film producer. (Added Author). Freeman, Jonathan, 1950- actor. (Added Author). Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955- actor. (Added Author). Suskind, Owen, actor. (Added Author). Orchard (Firm), film presenter. (Added Author). A & E IndieFilms, film presenter. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher. (Added Author). Music, Dylan Stark, T. Griffin ; cinematography, Tom Bergmann ; editor, David Teague. (Cast).
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  • 9 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola DVD INFO (Text) 33118000177062 Adult: DVD Available -
Eckhart PL - Main DVD 616.858 DEV LIF (Text) 840191002398391 Movies - Main Floor Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD 152.41 LIFE (Text) 37500004263030 Movies Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library DVD 618.92 LIF (Text) 70743000156874 DVDs Available -
Linton PL - Linton DVD 4575 (Text) 30149000817162 Video DVD Drama Available -
Milford PL - Milford DVD 618.92 Lif (Text) 72433000138002 Adult DVDs Checked out 05/02/2017
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 618.92 Life (Text) 31208911959197 new dvd Checked out 05/01/2017
Switzerland Co PL - Vevay DVD 616.858 LIFE (Text) 33710721754823 DVD Non-Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse DVD MOVIE LIFE (Text) 50577011060312 Adult DVD Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 618.928 LIF (Text) 31951004156714 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the best selling book by Ron Suskind.
Special features: Commentary; Animated short film; Five deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Dylan Stark, T. Griffin ; cinematography, Tom Bergmann ; editor, David Teague.
Participant or Performer Note: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind.
Summary, etc.: At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his sons puppets: Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin and asked “What's it like to be you?” Suddenly Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Roger Ross Williams (2009, Best Documentary Short Subject, Music by Prudence), Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with veriť scenes from Owen's life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel create a context for him to understand his feelings and interpret reality.
Target Audience Note: Rating: PG; for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference CHV rating: G.
System Details Note: DVD; Widescreen. (1.78:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital (English); Region 1.
Language Note: English dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Suskind, Owen.
Autism in children.
Autistic children.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.

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