Autism in Love

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Autism in Love
Directed byMatt Fuller[1]
Produced byMatt Fuller, Carolina Groppa[1]
Written byIra Heilveil[1]
Music byMac Quayle[1]
Edited byAlex O'Flinn[1]
Release date
  • 2015 (2015)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Autism in Love is an American documentary film released in 2015.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film follows four adults with autism, focusing on love and adult relationships, and for two of the people, their relationships with their parents.[2]

Dave and Lindsey, who both have autism, have been romantically involved for eight years. At the end of the film, they decide to get married.

Lenny is a young adult who lives with his single mother.

Stephen has been married for over 20 years. The film shows his struggles with his wife's terminal illness.

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015.[3]

It was also part of the PBS series Independent Lens in 2016.[4]

Reception[edit]

The Huffington Post called the film "touching".[2] The Daily Beast called it "bracingly intimate" and said that it "raises questions about love and life that strike a universal chord and have nothing to do with being on the [autism] spectrum."[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Autism in Love - Documentary about Romance on the Autism Spectrum - Independent Lens". PBS.
  2. ^ a b Crum, Maddie (20 April 2015). "'Autism In Love' Shows How Complex Romance Really Is". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ a b Shire, Emily (15 April 2015). "What We Can All Learn From Autistic People in Love". The Daily Beast.
  4. ^ Bonos, Lisa (January 8, 2016). "Love on the spectrum: How autism brought one couple together". Washington Post.