Dunoon Film Festival

11 – 13 NOVEMBER 2016

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Life, Animated

4.30pm / Sun 13 November / Studio Cinema

Dir: Roger Ross Williams / USA / 2016 / 1h 31mins

In his early years, autistic child Owen Suskind would only engage with Disney films. One day his father had the idea to communicate with him using dialogue from Aladdin and remarkably Owen replied with words from the film. From there, the family used Disney films as a pathway to language and a connection to the world at large. Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams interweaves classic Disney scenes with real footage of Owen’s life to explore a young adult who faces insurmountable odds in his move towards living independently.

Directly after the film, our friends from Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival will join us to chat about the themes it explores.


The 2016 festival has been and gone.