With the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Summer Furman Film Series in full swing, the coming-of-age tale Life, Animated will make its Long Island premiere on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd. in Great Neck.
From Academy Award–winning Director Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda, Undercover Boss), the film features the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who, starting at age 3, was unable to speak and connect with others, until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate—by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Over time, Suskind found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to reconnect with others. His tale is a moving testament to the ways stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.