The Woods Hole Film Festival presents the second film in the monthly film series, Dinner & a Movie. The series screens independent film each month through May.
ABOUT THE FILM
a feature documentary film by Roger Ross Williams, 2016, USA, 91 min. rated PG
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.
Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.
LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality. Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.
Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light. Owen now lives on his own in an assisted living house on Cape Cod.
DINNER AND OTHER SPECIALS BEFORE THE FILM AND AFTER THE FILM
NOTE: ITEMS PURCHASED AT RESTAURANTS IS SEPARATE FROM A TICKET PURCHASE
BEFORE THE FILM
The Captain Kidd, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, is offering a special film dinner menu on the evening of a film. Although reservations are not required, they are suggested. Please call (508) 548-8563. Please bring your ticket to show the server and let them know you are going to the film.
Quicks Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Ave., Woods Hole, is offereing a free "bag of donuts" desert with the purchase of a dinner prior to the film. No reservation required. Please bring your ticket to show the server and let them know you are going to the film.
AFTER THE FILM
Head across the street to the Water Street Kitchen and Public House for free bar snacks with a drink purchase.
All seating is general admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. Screenings have been selling out, so we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. If the screening is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Student and veteran ticket purchasers please bring a valid ID
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of street parking.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 495-3456
All sales final. No Refunds or Exchanges except if the event is postponed or cancelled due to weather.