Last night, I watched “Loving Lampposts” for the first time. It is a documentary about autism created by Todd Drezner. The film begins with an introduction to Drezner’s son, who has autism, but then goes on to look at autism from a broad perspective.
I’ll try to write more about the movie at another time. Right now, I just want to say this is one of the best films I’ve seen about autism. It makes you think about how diverse autism is and how narrowly it is portrayed in popular culture. Drezner made me question my own assumptions and helped me understand the importance of the neurodiversity movement.
You can see the movie for free at snagfilms.com. There are a couple short commercials, but they are not too distracting. Just put “loving lampposts” into the search bar at the top of the site. ~Lou