Wednesday 16 June, 7.30pm at City Varieties Music Hall, presented in partnership with Hyde Park Picture House

A great leap forward in the representation of the non-verbal autistic experience on screen, The Reason I Jump opens its audience to a different way of perceiving the world. The film is based on the equally ground-breaking book of the same name, written by the Japanese author Naoki Higashida from his own experience at the age of 13. It blends passages from his writing, discovering what his autism means to him, with intimate portraits of five other remarkable young people in similar situations.

'This lovely doc leaves us with only one certainty: just because we don’t understand something doesn’t mean there isn’t a good explanation for it.' - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

'It’s not very long: it won’t take up much of your time. But The Reason I Jump will change how you think, and how many films can say that? This exquisite documentary is required viewing for anyone whose life has been touched by autism, and that’s almost everyone.' - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

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Preview courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment

The Reason I Jump Poster. A young boy looking out towards the sky