“…honestly one of the best documentaries I’ve seen.” – The Movie Blog
“…this compelling film exquisitely captures an astonishing physical and spiritual journey.” – Deconstructing Sundance
How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for their son. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin Neff, a psychology professor, sought the best possible medical care for their son—but traditional therapies had little effect. Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals— particularly horses—and the family set off on a quest that would change their lives forever.
Directed by Michel Orion Scott, The Horse Boy is part travel adventure, part insight into shamanic healing and part intimate look at the autistic mind. In telling one family’s extraordinary story, the film gives voice to the thousands who display amazing courage and creativity everyday in the battle against this mysterious and heartbreaking epidemic. The filmic companion to Isaacson’s best-selling book of the same name, and a festival favorite, this ravishing documentary odyssey gives insight into how, in life’s darkest moments, one can find the gateway to joy and wonder.
Q & A after the film with Producer & Author of The Horse Boy, Rupert Isaacson | 93 minute running time
$10 entry fee | Buy tickets online below or at the door (Please note, no paper tickets issued. Please give your name at the door if you’ve purchased a ticket online)
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Proceeds to benefit the Horse Boy Foundation
Thank you to the Rhode Island International Film Festival for their continued support of film screenings at the JAC.
On Saturday, September 19 from 10am – 3pm, Isaacson is teaching a workshop, “Movement Method – How to Train the Autistic (and Neurotypical) Brain” – in kinetic learning, explaining how it works beyond autism – for anything neuro-psychiatric, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, PTSD and more. Workshop fee is $75. Learn more and register online.
DEMO! Gaits of Harmony Therapeutic Riding is hosting a demonstration of Horse Boy methods with Isaacson on Sunday, September 20 at 5pm. $10 per person. Bring your own lawn chair. 2150 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI.