The Reason I Jump
You can order a virtual screening of The Reason I Jump for just $12, after which you’ll have five days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.
With each screening of The Reason I Jump purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Kino Lorber—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.
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About The Reason I Jump:
2020. 82 m. Jerry Rothwell. Kino Lorber. US/UK. English. NR.
Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism—written when he was just 13—with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
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