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Wednesday, October 12 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Swim Team

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D: Lara Stolman | USA | 100 min | WORLD PREMIERE

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. Swim Team tells the extraordinary story of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of autistic teens from diverse backgrounds, trained with high expectations and zero pity.  The film is a moving exploration of the impact that inclusion, independence, and a life that feels winning can have on the lives of these boys, changing the narrative about what sort of life is possible for those living with autism.  

Sponsored by Easterseals Arkansas 

Filmmaker in attendance



Lara Stolman

Director/ Producer of Swim Team
Lara's work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH-1 and The New York Times' website. Her film Portraits of Survival, about coming to terms with the tragedy of 9/11 through art was selected for the Hamptons International Film Festival, aired on MSNBC and was awarded the Cine Golden... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am CDT
Arlington Hotel, Morris Foundation Cinema 1