Movies with Menphys
Every Friday we will recommend films on the big and little screen for all the family. Whilst shining a light on upcoming Autism Friendly Showings in the local area.
Charlotte's Web Available on Netflix and Sky Movies Rated U
Based on the beloved children's novel by E.B. White, a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur.
However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is compelled to sell him to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman down the street.
At Zuckerman's barn, Wilbur meets a host of animals and later learns from them that come winter, he will be slaughtered for food.
Fearing for his life, Charlotte, a gentle and wise spider whom befriended the lonely Wilbur, vows to save his life.
Blinded by the Light Available on Amazon Prime Rated 12A
Javed is a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes poetry as a way to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father.
When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels between the singer's powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen's melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams.
Local autism friendly screenings are cancelled due to Covid-19
Autism friendly screenings are sometimes called relaxed or sensory-friendly screenings. Adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness.
At least once a month ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman cinemas show popular films in an autism-friendly environment, and independent cinemas can use our free training to host their own.
We hope these screenings will help more people with sensory sensitivity enjoy the cinema and for many, provide a transition into regular screenings.
Anyone who feels they can benefit from the adjustments is welcome and no proof of diagnosis is needed. Your loved ones or support staff are welcome too.
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