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The Reason I Jump (12A) (AD)

Relaxed Screening

a boy in the background surrounded by brick circles

Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, this film is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Acutely observed moments in the lives of each of the characters are connected by passages from Naoki’s writing, in which a young Japanese boy journeys through an epic landscape, gradually discovering what his autism means to him, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps.

The film distils 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.

Tagged with: Cinema Relaxed Screenings

2021 UK Dir Jerry Rothwell 82 min

Please note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Captioned + Content Warning Subtitles
This screening of the film is accompanied by a special subtitle stream, which will include both subtitling of dialogue, as well as warnings of potentially challenging or difficult moments within the film itself. These warnings focus on moments that could be challenging from a visual, aural, and emotional perspective and are accompanied by guidance text and symbols alerting viewers to the imminent approach of any such moments. 

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.
 

How is this screening Relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial. 

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- At the moment, you have to stay in assigned seats, because of Covid-19 safety measures, but you're free to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- You're free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.

 

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