TEMPLE GRANDIN (Television Release USA 2010)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Temple Grandin—a supportive, realistic re-look at autism—reminds one of the Helen Keller story and how we treat people we perceive as different. Just as Helen Keller broke open the condition of the deaf and the blind to allow the world to see the mind behind those seemingly closed doors so that the mind can outpour its offering to the world, so, too, does Temple Grandin remind us once again that a mind allowed to outpour has so much potential to offer the world for positive change. This movie shows a brilliantly gifted mind that thinks in pictures, sees thousands of pictures in seconds, and picks one thing and links it to 20 or more things in seconds. This movie shows how difficult it is for this kind of mind to exist in a world that works slowly and does not have the ability to see or think as widely, deeply, and quickly as this ‘new’ mind. A Bravo! film, terrifically acted by Claire Danes, shows the world what the new generation of brains will be like. Great work for Director Mick Jackson.

Storyline

A woman works with her autism to create a meaningful and purposeful life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mick Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Gil Bellows, Dante Di Loreto, Anthony Edwards, Paul Lister, Alison Owen, and Emily Gerson Saines for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Temple Grandin (Claire Danes), Eustacia (Julia Ormond), Dr. Carlock (David Strathairn), Aunt Ann (Catherine O’Hara), Betty Goscowitz (Stephanie Faracy), Randy (Barry Tubb), Alice (Melissa Farman), Jeff Brown (Steve Shearer), Don Micheals (Richard Dillard), Four-year-old Temple (Jenna Elizabeth Hughes), Uncle Mike (Michael Crabtree), Billy (Charles Baker), Shanklin (David Born), Feedlot Guard (Rutherford Cravens), Ted Gilbert (Matthew Posey), Stacey (Toby Metcalf), and Slaughterhouse Clerk (Cyndi Williams).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. this is a grand film that opens the door wide so that autistic minds can be allowed to perform in the world in which they live. Great work for everyone involved.

Ben Meyers

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