Life, Animated

Documentary | USA | 91 min


Soundview Cinema - Port Washington (Aud3) Sun, Nov 13, 2016 2:30 PM
Rated PG
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Documentary
Family Films & Events
Release Year:2016
Running Time:91 minutes
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Festival Awards:WINNER Sundance Film Festival Best Director (US Documentary)
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Owen Suskind
Ron Suskind
Cornelia Suskind
Walter Suskind
Director:Roger Ross Williams
Executive Producer:Roger Ross Williams
Julie Goldman
Screenwriter:Inspired by the book Life
Animated: A Story of Sidekicks
and Autism by Ron Suskind
Cinematography:Tom Bergmann
Editing By:David Teague
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 13, 2016


From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, this deeply inspirational is the story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discover a unique way of communicating – through the world of classic Disney animated movies. He learned about empathy, love, loss and brotherhood with the help of Jafar, Simba, Ariel and many other characters. This emotional coming of age story follows Owen as he graduates towards adulthood and takes his first steps towards independence. A testament to the power of art and a shining example of what it can do.

WINNER Sundance Film Festival Best Director (US Documentary) and recipient of several film festival Audience Awards, you will be glad to get to know Owen and his family in this deeply moving and entertaining film.