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Autism: The Musical
Autism The Musical
Actors: Elaine Hall, Rosanne Katon, Kristen Stills, Stephen Stills
Director: Tricia Regan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 33min

Autism: The Musical follows the extraordinary and innovative acting coach Elaine Hall, five autistic children, and their parents as they improbably, heroically mount a full-length original stage production. Through trial a...  more »


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Actors: Elaine Hall, Rosanne Katon, Kristen Stills, Stephen Stills
Director: Tricia Regan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Music & Performing Arts
Studio: Docurama
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A very special film.
Chris Roberts | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Autism: the Musical" wasn't necessarily something groundbreakingly new, nor was it the most complete view of autism (which can be a great deal worse than what you see in the film), but it was a truly inspired and beautiful vision of hope and understanding. The children in the film are wonderful and the adults cover the whole range of what people can be. If this doesn't deeply touch and affect you, then there is something quite wrong. It's a valuable and important film for everyone to see and I applaud its production."
Wow. This is wicked good.
Crystal A. Grey-hewett | 05/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am the mother of an an almost 5 year old autistic boy, and I had been itching to see Autism: The Musical. Now that I have, I am so touched and amazed by what went into that film. I liked the fact that she did not hide the difficulties these children can have, but she still showed that they are so much more than just that (a fact that can easily be forgotten when the child has a meltdown at the grocery store). I also liked that the director unflinchingly showed just how angry and frustrated that we parents can become, and that that anger and frustration has its roots in the fact that we are fiercely protective of ours and we fear what happens if we are not here. At the same time, those kids were amazing and fantastic and she showed it. Adam is a little ladies man in the making, Lexi has a lovely singing voice, Henry and Wyatt are just absolute stars, and maybe the reason Neal does not talk is simply because the rest of us don't speak angel yet. Everyone should watch this."
Julio Cesar | Pacific NW | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the dad of a very special 10 year Autistic son, I want to say BRAVO to the people who put this work together, it does a great job of showing the reality of the "wide spectrum" of Autism. I am ordering several copies of this DVD to share with friends and family.
Tracy Cioffi | Frederick, Maryland United States | 04/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really liked the way this documentary was put together. It really shows the wide spectrum of autism and the effects autism has on the people around it."