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FILM REVIEW: How to Dance in Ohio

How to Dance in Ohio (Alexandra Shiva, 2015)

The too-cool-for-schoolers can relax; this isn’t a Glee spin-off. It barely even features any dancing. Alexandra Shiva has dealt previously with the arts in her 2006 documentary, Stagedoor, which detailed the experiences of teenagers at theatre camp. In How to Dance in Ohio, she documents preparations for a social dance, organised for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: How to Dance in Ohio

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FILM REVIEW: X + Y

X+Y (Morgan Matthews, 2014)

In 2007, documentary filmmaker Morgan Matthews explored the world of autistic maths geniuses in his film, Beautiful Young Minds. Here he followed a select few British students as they trained and competed for a place in the final team at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). With his latest film (and first non-documentary feature) X + Y he melds together various characters and themes from this earlier doco to create a thoroughly affecting fictional piece. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: X + Y