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Little Man Tate – Free Diversity Film Screening

April 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


In honor of World Autism Awareness Day

Originally released in 1991, Little Man Tate is Jodie Foster’s directorial debut starring Adam Hann-Byrd as Fred Tate, a seven-year old child prodigy who struggles in social settings and is largely implied to have Autism. The story touches upon growth pains, the pressures of being a gifted child, and the difficulties faced in finding familiarity in your peers when you are considered different. The film also stars Harry Connick Jr. and the director herself, Jodie Foster.

Sensory Accessibility

We want all of our patrons to enjoy this movie, and we’re making every effort to make this film sensory accessible. Please note that the volume will be lower than a typical film screening, the lights will be slightly raised, and the film will be streamed on our lobby television for anyone who needs to get up and move around.


After the screening, Cheryl Washington goes Beyond the Story with two very special guests: Suellen Inwood, Director of Easton Country Day School and Ridgefield Playhouse usher, Alex Fischetti who is an independent adult on the autism spectrum. During this engaging discussion, Suellen explains the unique model her school employs to meet the complex needs of her students, while Fischetti discusses the importance of mentorship for young people with autism. This interview can be seen following the screening or on our YouTube channel.


Cheryl Washington’s career spans over thirty years and across a variety of media. She’s best known for her trademark perky personality on FOX5’s award winning “Good Day New York,” as the entertainment and lifestyle anchor. Prior to working at FOX5, Washington spent a decade-long stint at CNN as a news and features executive producer, and entertainment correspondent on “Showbiz Today.” As one of the network’s original employees, Washington holds the distinction of being the first African-American celebrity interviewer on network television.


Sphere volunteers and members will join us in the lobby with a sampling of handmade jewelry and clay pieces created in their classes. Additionally Prospector Theater will be selling their signature sweet and salty brand popcorn!




April 18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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United States