We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Cowra Civic Centre is built, the Wiradjuri – the original storytellers, musicians, dancers, artists and culture makers of this region. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
"As emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold" - Variety
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★★★★ Total Film
Based on the best-selling 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 insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.
Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps.
The film distils these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
Cowra Civic Centre, 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 2794, View Map
104 Darling Street ,
Saturday 17 September at 2:30pm Sunday 18 September at 4pm
Box Office Hours
Phone & Counter
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Phone 02 6340 2130
Classification M – Occasional coarse language
Duration 82 mins
Tickets $14 (Transaction charges may apply)
Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre Cinema