The Reason I Jump (Relaxed Version) 12A

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This film was last shown on 1 July 2021

Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people; and opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

In order to assist with the accessibility and enjoyment of this film, these screenings will have a relaxed, autism-friendly format. The film will be accompanied by a special subtitle stream which will include both subtitling of dialogue as well as warnings of potentially challenging or difficult moments within the film itself. These warnings will focus on moments that could be challenging from a visual, aural, and emotional perspective and will be accompanied by guidance text and symbols alerting viewers to the imminent approach of any such moments. For any further details about this screening or venue accessibility, please contact the Programme Manager, Mikaela at [email protected], or our friendly Box Office team at [email protected] or 0114 275 7727.

Relaxed Screening Conditions:

  • There will be no adverts or trailers for this screening

  • The film will have subtitles and trigger warnings throughout

  • The lighting will remain on a low setting for the duration of the film

  • The sound will be quieter than usual

  • A quiet space will be available in our private café, this will be clearly signposted and reserved only for this screening. There will be socially-distanced tables and chairs in the quiet space.

    This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Jerry Rothwell
1 hour 22 minutes


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