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Peek Award: AUTISM IN LOVE
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM| Free
Directed by Matt Fuller
75 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
*Pre-film award presentation with filmmakers, Matt Fuller and Carolina Groppa. Post-film Q&A with filmmakers, Matt Fuller and Carolina Groppa and subjects of the film, Dave Hamrick and Lindsey Nebeker, moderated by RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio.
Utah Film Center believes in the power film has to educate and inspire, inform and transform opinion unparalleled by any other art form. Our annual Peek Award pays tribute to artists, media makers, and film subjects who are positively impacting our society’s perception of people with disabilities.
The 2016 award will be presented on Wednesday, February 10, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center after a free screening of the film Autism in Love. After the film, guests are welcome to engage in a Q&A with subjects of the film and Peek Award recipients, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.
About the film
This feature-length documentary explores the lives of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.
Official Selection: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival
The Award was created from the generosity of Barry Morrow, Rain Man filmmaker, who permanently loaned his Oscar statuette to Salt Lake City in memory of Kim Peek. Kim Peek, the savant about whom Rain Man is based, lived in Salt Lake City and passed away in December 2009.
Previous award recipients include:
- 2011, Dr. Temple Grandin, Temple Grandin
- 2012, Carrie Fisher
- 2013, Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine, Sam Berns, Life According to Sam
- 2014, Jason DaSilva, When I Walk
The 2016 Peek Award is presented as part of our year-round series, Through the Lens.