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Virtual Screening – The Reason I Jump

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

UK/USA 2021, 82 min, Dir: Jerry Rothwell

 

How to stream this film:

  • Click the link below.
  • Purchase your virtual ticket (you may need to register an account first).
  • The film costs $9.99 CAD to stream – you have 5 days to watch it.
  • 50% of your on-demand screening fee will come back to Metro Cinema.
  • Thank you for supporting Metro Cinema and enjoy the film!

Having trouble watching the film? Check the Eventive website or send them an email.

Screenings

February 19, 2021
11:59 pm
Opens January 15 and streams until February 19.