Posts Tagged ‘hbo’

Temple Grandin–The Movie

September 14, 2010

There’s a good chance you’ve already heard about the movie about Temple Grandin, aptly titled….”Temple Grandin.” It premiered in February on HBO & just recently won a bunch of Emmy’s including a Best Actress statuette for Claire Danes’ portrayal of Grandin.

Grandin was diagnosed with autism at a time when not as much was known about the disorder. Her Mother was advised by a doctor to put her in an institution. Her Mother refused to give up on her & Grandin eventually flourished to the point where she earned her Doctorate and is a world-renowned animal researcher.

I had wanted to see the movie when it premiered but we unfortunately don’t get HBO in our home. It recently was released on DVD & my wife and I just watched it. It was excellent! It is so inspiring! Whether you’d like to learn more about autism or are just a fan of well-made movies, then I think you need to watch it.

I’m also excited that Temple is coming to a college in my area next month to speak. We’ll definitely be in the crowd!

Here’s the trailer for the movie…..

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Autism: The Musical

March 27, 2008

Ok, so one more link to add. I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the HBO¬†documentary called “Autism: The Musical.” It premiered on HBO this past Tuesday evening and I thought I wouldn’t be able to see it since we only get like 10 channels at home. But the HBO website is streaming the entire documentary on their website through Sunday. You can watch it here.

In a nutshell, it’s a 90 minute documentary about a group called The Miracle Project that puts on a musical starring a number of autistic kids. You get to view the behind the scenes workings of the musical as well as a glimpse into the lives of these families. I’m sure any family of an autistic child will be able to relate to the highs and lows these families are going through. I’m a big fan of documentaries anyway, and this one was quite well done. If you have the time, I think you’ll enjoy it.

 If you want to learn more about the documentary itself, check out the official website for it.