Even In Death
“In the meantime, another contingent of the filmmakers and three AutismOklahoma staff members are going to California for the first AutFest International Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, California.
“The first Annual AutFest International Film Festival is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the role film is now playing in autism awareness,” said Scott Badesch, president of the Autism Society of America, in a statement.
“Even in Death” will screen at 10 a.m. Saturday at AutFest as part of a block of short films.
“I think that it’s incredible that there is a film festival in such a noted venue as Los Angeles that is celebrating autism in film and filmmakers with autism. We’re honored to be part of these official selections that include some full-length feature movies, some shorts and a little bit of everything in between,” Weddington said.
“We’re excited about taking a team of our filmmakers out there. For many, it will be their first time in Los Angeles, and we’re trying to really create an educational experience.”
Planned during Autism Awareness Month, the initial AutFest will boast some Hollywood star power. On Sunday, Oscar-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck will be honored for his turn as a math whiz with high-functioning autism in the 2016 crime drama “The Accountant,” while Oscar — winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera will be recognized for cannily portraying complex human emotions in their 2015 animated hit “Inside Out.”
Read the full article at The Oklahoman.