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Acclaimed autism film 'Life, Animated' presented by Museum of disABILITY History

The Museum of disABILITY History has often presented films that celebrate those with disabilities, and challenge our own conceptions as viewers. A fine example is the critically acclaimed documentary “Life, Animated.”

“Life” is a warmhearted, moving documentary about a young man with autism who began to communicate through Disney animated films. His family (and doctors) were startled, and the film demonstrates the unexpected ways in which people with disabilities move toward adulthood, and positively impact those around them.

A nominee for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards, “Life, Animated” is an insightful tale that’s ripe for discussion. A question-and-answer session follows the film, which screens as part of the Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series.

"Life, Animated" will be shown at 7 p.m. April 28 in the North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.). Tickets are $7.50 and available at the North Park box office the day of the screening. For more info on the screening or the Museum of disABILITY History, call 629-3626, or visit or

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