Dates & Times
Sep 15 - Sep 21
Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, Lara Stolman’s triumphant film profiles members of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum, based in the state with the highest rate of autism in the country.
Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie and Kelvin gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool.
"This isn't "just" a film about special needs. It's about special kids - and the very special adults who advocate for them."
"'Swim Team' is a sports movie full of familiar highs and lows, great expectations and come-from-behind victories."
"'Swim Team' mostly aims to educate and inspire; on those counts, it succeeds."
Directed by Lara Stolman
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