THE REASON I JUMP

Streaming Cinema

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 ‚Äčlinked 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.

Directed by Jerry Rothwell

82 min. | UK, USA | 2020

Tickets: $12

 Tickets will be available at this link starting Jan. 8 

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Sunday, January 10 at 2pm EST 
Livestreamed Q&A with filmmaker Jerry Rothwell and subjects from the film, moderated by Katelyn Flint, reporter/anchor NBC 10 Boston and NECN

 

 

"This is a wondrous work... that enlightens and informs but that is also ravishing to behold." - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
 
"An inventive, sensuous documentary worthy of its source. This compassionate, creative documentary will open ears and eyes in equal measure. As emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold." - Guy Lodge, Variety
 
"Exquisite. THE REASON I JUMP will change how you think." - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily
 

 

"A profound and moving experience." - Matt Cipolla, The Film Stage

 

AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award - World Cinema Documentary, 2020

Vancouver Int. Film Festival (Canada), Audience Award - Int. Documentary, 2020

Atmosphere Film Festival (France), Audience Award, 2020

Rome Film Festival, Social Critic Award (Italy) - Best Foreign Film, 2020

DocNYC Winner’s Circle Selection, 2020

Critic’s Choice Documentary Award - Nominee for Best Cinematography, 2020

IDA Documentary Award - Nominee for Best Feature, 2020

IDA Documentary Award - Nominee for Best Director, 2020

British Independent Film Awards - Nominee for Best Documentary, 2020

British Independent Film Awards - Nominee for Best Music (Nainita Desai), 2020

 

 

 

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