Thu, May 12 2011 11:23 | DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Another screening under our belt! This past Monday afternoon (despite the inopportune time slot), Neurotypical played to a crowded house at the DOXA Documentary Festival. This screening was particularly memorable for two reasons. One, we experienced our first english speaking audience and two, Adam Lando, joined us for an amazing Q&A after the film. Ironically, we had just met Adam's mother, Marianne Kaplan, in Thessaloniki where her film about Adam, The Boy Inside, was being screened. After Neurotypical, Adam shared his perspective about Asperger's and his burgeoning rap career.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Fri, Apr 8 2011 06:32 | DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Join us in Vancouver at DOXA, May 9 at 1PM!
"A remarkably cinematic film that often recalls the work of Terrence Malick in its treatment of the natural world, Neurotypical possesses a deep respect for the people it profiles. Indeed, Larsen's lens finds unending fascination in his subjects while tracking them in their day-to-day lives — whether it's a guy trying to get a date, a toddler's stroll in the woods, or a ride to the local skate park that radiates pure boyish joy, each individual navigates their own path through a world that is both bewildering and beautiful. With intelligence and care, Neurotypical carves out a more expansive idea of what it means to be human."
Sat, Apr 2 2011 02:33 | Autism Awareness Day
Happy World Autism Awareness (and Acceptance) Day!!
We have exciting news that we can't announce for another week, so here are a couple of updates about people we love!
Violet, Vijay, and Charlie were featured in a wonderful article about acceptance on the site Eco Child's Play.
And, Paula Durbin-Westby has been busy at autism NOW, an amazing resource for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
Congrats and keep up the great work!
What a wonderful week!
It's hard to describe the culmination of almost 4 years of work. "Thrilling" will have to do!
Neurotypical premiered to a packed house in Thessaloniki last Saturday - with Greek subtitles! The audience was engaged, laughed and cried at all the right parts, and most stayed for the Q&A afterwards. Amazing! It was humbling to be in the company of so many remarkable documentaries, each striving to educate and push for change. We can only hope that all future festivals for Neurotypical will be as memorable.
In many ways Thessaloniki is more of a beginning for Neurotypical than a conclusion. It marks the start of a dialogue toward the recognition of neurodiversity.
Oh, one more thing you might find interesting. While we didn't come home with any awards (which is besides the point), Neurotypical was 10th out of 98 films for the foreign feature audience award! Just saying...
Mon, Feb 28 2011 08:21 | Colr
First, we need to thank you all! Things are definitely ratcheting up as we prepare for Thessaloniki. Your generous contributions are helping us get there! Through the fundraiser we connected with Joe Wenkoff, Eric Barnett, and Gerry Legros - the Toronto based team of Colr at Topix who color corrected and mastered Neurotypical!
I just returned from Toronto and I can say without question, Neurotypical has never looked better! All we need is an audience!!