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Life, Animated film screening at MSUArt :: Film also Education :: Lecture
Life, Animated film screening at MSU
6:00 PM
MSU - Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater
Summary: Life, Animated, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind, will be shown at the Procrastinator Theater on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. Montana State University’s Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Welfare, Aaron Grusonik, MA, PsyD., as well as Montana State University Film Professor, Andrew Patrick Nelson, PhD., will speak prior to the film on the topics of mental health, mental disability, and higher education. Life, Animated is an emotional coming-of-age story that follows Owen Suskind, a young autistic man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. The inspirational film follows Owen as he moves into to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. Life, Animated evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and helped him to interpret the world around him.
Age Group: All Ages
Tags: # MSU
Venue: MSU - Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater
Address: 751 W Grant St Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone: (406) 994-4636

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