“Life, Animated” – Movie Night and Discussion
February 1, 2020, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
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Saturday , February 1
Please join us for a free movie screening of “LIFE, ANIMATED” the 2017 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature film.
We encourage you to stay afterwards to enjoy either an art project or a lively discussion led by our own Dr. Matthew Biel, the head of Georgetown Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division.
Please join the Youth, Adult Education, and Inclusion Advisory Committees as we present this intergenerational event. Please RSVP by January 30.
The trailer for the movie can be found here.
The film documents the remarkable journey of Owen Suskind, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, and his family, as they learn to use Owen’s passion and primary connection to the world, Disney animated films, to communicate with him and help him navigate the ups and downs of childhood and young adulthood. Before the Suskind family moved to Massachusetts, they were members of Adat Shalom; and Owen celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Adat Shalom having been tutored by Miriam Eisenstein who will be with us for the post-show discussion.
This event is free and open to the public.Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors.