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Little Man Tate – Free Diversity Film Screening
April 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMfree
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.
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.
BEYOND THE STORY
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.
ABOUT THE HOST
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.
ABOUT THE EVENT
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!