Exploring the portrayal of Asperger syndrome in 2009's Adam with film critic Sean Patrick Kelly (@SKonMovies).
Links Referenced in the Episode:
Sean’s Aspergers in Film and TV montage: https://vimeo.com/345332475/d4d2ec2a25?fbclid=IwAR1U1v9_K0vHyvGEGVaoGMdW7PSPDQ_bGEPfH6VgkUVVHY8fm8YTsi4hwmo
Why The Predator 2018 is a bad representation of childhood autism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfKtSwf_vkY&feature=youtu.be
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In this episode of Changing Reels we take a different approach and explore the problematic ways that disability is represented in cinema. To do this we take a deep dive into Thea Sharrock’s romantic drama Me Before You. We also discuss sex and disability in the short film Prends-moi (Take Me) by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette & André Turpin.
Opening Music: Run So Far by Rhyme Time (album available here: https://rhymetimerapper.bandcamp.com/album/gnarly)
Show Notes: 1:45 – Prends-moi 12:03 – Me Before You
In this episode we discuss One False Move by Carl Franklin. The 1992 noir follows a small town police chief (Bill Paxton) as he awaits a trio of killers (Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams and Michael Beach) headed his way. We also discuss our short film of the week Straight Down Low by Zach Wechter.
Show Notes: 0.45 – Straight Down Low 8:39 – One False Move Short film: https://vimeo.com/77306213
We talk race and politics in the Purge franchise as we dive into The First Purge directed by Gerard McMurray. We also discuss our short film of the week Closet Space by David F. Sandberg.
Show Notes: 2:14 – Closet Space 8:12 – The First Purge Short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fje6_ou5RY