Barbican’s Autism and Cinema: Temple Grandin

Dir: Mick Jackson
Cast: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn
107mins   2010   US   PG   English    F-Rated

Barbican's Autism and Cinema Season

Diagnosed at a time when long-term institutional care was still common, Grandin overcame all odds to pursue her education. The film attempts to visualise for the audience Temple’s inner world – one in which sights and sounds are accentuated, and thoughts run ‘like a VCR tape’. And it depicts her struggles as she uses her own sensory experiences to help develop new approaches to animal farming.

'There is real nuance here ... in the way that Danes shows you Grandin's increasing ability to manage her own panic and uncertainty' - Tom Sutcliffe, Independent


Tue 12 October