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How to Dance in Ohio

Introduced by director Alexandra Shiva and producer Bari Pearlman 

(Alexandra Shiva, 2015)

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A favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the touching documentary How to Dance in Ohio follows a group of autistic Columbus teenagers and young adults as they prepare for a spring formal. Focusing on three young women as they go through an iconic American rite of passage, the film offers intimate access to the lives of people who are often unable to share their experiences with others. With humor and heartbreak, director Alexandra Shiva shows the daily courage of people facing their fears and opening themselves to the pain, worry, and joy of the social world. Join us for this sure-to-be-memorable screening and postscreening conversation with the filmmakers and many of the film’s subjects. (89 mins., DCP)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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How to Dance in Ohio