Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Mental disability is an issue that mainstream movies find hard to sell. The involving drama I Am Sam - starring an Oscar-nominated Sean Penn as a man with a mental age of seven thrown into the dilemma of trying to retain custody of his daughter (Dakota Fanning) - tries to break down these barriers and, to an extent, succeeds. The film admirably carries an uplifting message - all soundtracked to covers of songs by Sam's favourite band, The Beatles.
Charlie Babbitt gets more than he bargained for when he kidnaps his autistic brother for his inheritance in an entertaining, touching drama.
14+ years 127 mins
Beautiful account of John Merrick, a man with a severe physical deformity rescued from a cruel circus sideshow in Victorian London.
11+ years 118 mins
Powerful film centring on a childlike man who faces a haunting moral dilemma following his release from an asylum for the criminally insane.
14+ years 129 mins
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