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Title How to dance in Ohio [videorecording] / a film by Alexandra Shiva ; Gidalya Pictures presents ; Blumhouse Productions ; directed and produced by Alexandra Shiva ; producer, Bari Pearlman ; executive producer, Jason Blum.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Kino Lorber Edu, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    616.85882 HOW    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
video file DVD video rda
Documentary film.
System Details DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Language Closed-captioned.
Note Originally produced as a documentary film in 2015.
Credits Associate editor, Joy E. Reed ; assistant editor, Jennifer Stamps ; composer, Bryan Senti.
Summary "A first kiss, a first dance. These are the rites of passage of American youth that hold the promise of magic, romance and initiation into adulthood. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance. They spend 12 weeks confronting and practicing their social skills as they prepare for the big event, to be hosted at a local disco. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. How To Dance In Ohio is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival. In How To Dance In Ohio, we get to know three girls transitioning into adulthood. The film takes us inside their group therapy sessions, their relationships with their families and their private thoughts as they struggle to understand and navigate the social rules that surround the suspenseful and heightened experience of a first date. Through their stories, and a chorus of other young women and men confronting similar issues, these girls reveal the hard work, perseverance and resilience it takes to be a part of contemporary society, along with the extraordinary challenges of being different. Entertaining, funny and heartbreaking, How To Dance In Ohio challenges us to question and celebrate the path to human connection and to rethink the definition of normal."--Publisher's website.
Subject Autism in adolescence -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Youth with autism spectrum disorders -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Youth with autism spectrum disorders -- Services for -- Case studies.
Autistic youth -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Autistic youth -- United States -- Biography.
Autistic youth -- Services for -- Case studies.
Interpersonal relations in adolescence -- Case studies.
Social skills in adolescence -- Case studies.
Family social work -- Case studies.
Social work with people with social disabilities -- Case studies.
Social work with teenagers -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Shiva, Alexandra, film director, film producer.
Pearlman, Bari, film producer.
Blum, Jason, film producer.
Reed, Joy E., editor of moving image work.
Stamps, Jennifer, editor of moving image work.
Senti, Bryan, 1983- composer.
Gidalya Pictures, production company.
Blumhouse Productions, production company.
Kino Lorber Edu (Firm), publisher, film distributor.
Standard No. 738329203993

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