Swim Team

This film provides a beacon of hope.

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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
Genre
Documentary, Sport
Runtime
100
Language
English
Director
Lara Stolman

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