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The Reason I Jump (12A)

Fri 25 Jun 2021 - Thu 01 Jul 2021


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Rated 12A | Relaxed Screening Mon 28 Jun


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


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The Reason I Jump (12A)

Dir. Jerry Rothwell
2020 | 84 mins | USA, UK


  • Fri 25 Jun: 1pm
  • Fri 25 Jun: 5pm
  • Sat 26 Jun: 2.45pm
  • Sun 27 Jun: 3.15pm
  • Mon 28 Jun: 2pm – Relaxed Screening
  • Tue 29 Jun: 2pm
  • Wed 30 Jun: 2pm
  • Thu 1 Jul: 5pm

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

This groundbreaking documentary explores the experiences and unique attributes of non speaking autistic people around the world.

Based on Naoki Higashida’s ground-breaking memoir, in which a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic boy brilliantly describes his perception of the world, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neuro-diversity and offers a rich and highly relatable first-hand portrait of what autism feels like.

The film combines Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. Through employing a rich palette of colours and immersive sound audiences are offered a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

The deserving winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, it is a real eye-opener that challenges and overturns many preconceptions about autism.

Relaxed Screening – Mon 28 Jun, 2pm

To make this film accessible and enjoyable for all our audiences this screening will be relaxed. The film will be accompanied by a special subtitle stream which will include both subtitling of dialogue as well as warnings of potentially challenging or difficult moments within the film itself. These warnings will focus on moments that could be challenging from a visual, aural, and emotional perspective and will be accompanied by guidance text and symbols alerting viewers to the imminent approach of any such moments.

There will be low level lighting and a safe break out space will be made available for anyone who wishes to leave the screening at any point.

For any further details about this screening of the film please contact our Box Office team 01392 667080 and select option1 or email

‘This is a wondrous work’

‘As emotionally piercing as iis beautiful to behold’

‘A profound and moving experience’

‘Naoki Higashida’s eye-opening book has now become an evocative, careful simulation of non-verbal autistic perception’


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