Temple Grandin

| October 14, 2010

Title: Temple Grandin

Production: HBO Films presents a Ruby Films production; a Gerson Saines production; a Mick Jackson film;  produced by Scott Ferguson; screenplay by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson; directed by Mick Jackson

Call No.: PN1992.77 .T46 2010

Description: A biopic based on Temple Grandin, Ph.D.’s, autobiography, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism.  Grandin is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism–because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In the book Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

From the Web:

Trailer and Conversation with the Cast

The New York Times‘ Review of the film