Swim Team

This film provides a beacon of hope.


Swim Team

SWIM TEAM chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of three young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

"..long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure." NPR

Swim Team treats its subjects as would any sports movie attuned to character and drama." The New York Times

"Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring." Hollywood Reporter

"This film provides a beacon of hope." Film Forward

"An inspiring documentary." ABC NEWS

"NJ kids are racing for the win.” The Star Ledger

"Technically as well as emotionally, this is a film that hooks you." Edge Media Network

"An exceptional documentary." —Anne-Katrin Titze, Eye For Film

"It has the ability to change the way society views adults on the spectrum"
—Linda L. Demer, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Bioengineering UCLA

"Gives us a rare window into...families coping with autism, and the exhilarating healing powers of their love and devotion.” —Glenn Fennelly, MD, MPH, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Special Q & A appearances scheduled:

Friday, July 21 at 4:30pm: Director Lara Stolman
Friday, July 21 at 7:20pm: Director Lara Stolman and Producer Shanna Belott, Introduction by Matthew Asner (VP of Development at Autism Society of America)
Saturday, July 22 at 11:10am: Director Lara Stolman and Elizabeth Roland (Director, Field Development Southern California, Autism Speaks) *Sensory Friendly Screening
Saturday, July 22 at 4:30pm: Director Lara Stolman, Kim Sinclair (Autism Society of Los Angeles), and Dr. Linda Demer (Professor of Medicine, UCLA)
Saturday, July 22 at 7:20pm: Director Lara Stolman and Dr. Shafali Jeste (UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment)
Sunday, July 23 at 1:50pm: Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlin Sandeno and Producer Shanna Belott
Monday, July 24 at 7:20pm: Robert Curreri and Joclynn Benjamin of Leaps n Boundz with Producer Shanna Belott
Documentary, Sport
Lara Stolman

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