USA Premiere - Rooftop Films Summer Series
Thu, Jun 23 2011 12:15 | Rooftop Films Summer Series
Join us Friday, July 8 at 9:00PM on the lawn at the Automotive High School in Williamsburg! (50 Bedford Ave. at North 13th St., Brooklyn)
Doors open - 8:00PM / Live music - 8:30PM
Film begins - 9:00PM / Q&A with director Adam Larsen - 10:30PM
After party - 11:30PM at Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn)
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...