Kino Lorber has acquired the U.S. rights to the award-winning documentary exploring nonspeaking autism called ‘The Reason I jump.’ The film, which captures the difficulties of nonspeaking autism and focuses on the lives of five individuals dealing with their autism, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Audience award.
Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber stated, “It’s a rare film indeed that can draw you into mysterious depths as it captures the clamor of everyday life rushing about. The Reason I Jump mesmerized us with its empathy and insight into the quiet center of autism. We know our U.S. audiences will embrace it as intimately as the characters portrayed inhabit their own worlds. It amazes as nothing less than a trip to another planet — of inner space.”
The film was directed by Rothwell, whose previous work including 2015’s Sundance winner How to Change the World, Sour Grapes, Heavy Load, and Deep Water. Additionally, the film was produced by Al Morrow, Stevie Lee, and Jeremy Dear. Since premiering at Sundance, the film has garnered tons of press and positive praise, even receiving an invite to be screened at the Oscar-qualifying AFI Docs.
There has been no word on when the film will officially premiere to the general public.