November 16, 2016
Directed by Matt Fuller
75 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
Autism in Love is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.
Lenny is young man living in Los Angeles who has been struggling to accept autism and himself. This label has been the biggest hurdle in his life and has made meeting and dating girls seemingly impossible. The expression of his sexuality and longing for intimacy continue to consume him as he searches for himself.
Dave and Lindsey have been together for eight years. Like most committed couples, they’ve been in different places at different times during the course of their relationship. Now, they have finally reached the point where they need to align themselves as individuals so they can unite as a strong couple ready to enter marriage successfully.
In the twilight of their 20-year marriage, Stephen and Gita are faced with the ultimate test of terminal illness. Despite his limited speech and her physical deterioration, their intimacy thrives as Stephen supports Gita and her battle with ovarian cancer.
Autism in Love insists that audiences question and reevaluate their own ideas of what it means to love and be loved.
Official Selection: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival