THE REASON I JUMP

Documentaries
Director: Jerry Rothwell 2020 82 Minutes All ages
THE REASON I JUMP Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:00pm 82mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
THE REASON I JUMP Fri 09 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 82mins New Farm Six Cinemas
THE REASON I JUMP Sat 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 83mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Director Jerry Rothwell (How to Change the World, 2015) draws detailed and intimate portraits of nonspeaking autistic people.

The words of Naoki Higashida, an autistic teenager who wrote a book of the same name, are our guide through the lives of Nonverbal characters as we explore their experiences in a poetic and nuanced light. From the density of India to quiet, suburban America, The Reason I Jump envelops us in their feelings and stories and forges a genuine connection. Rothwell’s textured soundscapes and focused cinematography paint a sensory canvas, illuminating the subjects’ unique perspectives and culminating in a film that speaks volumes for those who cannot communicate verbally.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:All ages
Country:USA and United Kingdom
Language:English
Director:Jerry Rothwell
Producer:Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow
Cast:Jordan O'Donegan
Script:Jerry Rothwell, Naoki Higashida
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment