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DVD Release: The Horse Boy

May 25, 2010

It recently came to my attention that 3 weeks ago on May 4th, Films We Like released Michael Orion Scott’s wonderful documentary The Horse Boy on DVD.  Adapted from the book of the same name by Rupert Isaacson, this is the incredible true story of a father’s journey to Mongolia in a quest to heal his autistic son.  Some deemed it of just being a “vanity project,” but it’s so much more than that.  Told with surprising stability, and obvious scenic beauty, this is the best documentary dealing with the subject of autism, that I have yet to see.

 

We reviewed it when it opened in limited release in theatres on November 13th – all deeming it one worth seeing.  You can read our reviews here, our consensus was:

 

The Horse Boy is an inspirational and uplifting  documentary about the fascinating subject of autism, and one of the very best documentaries dealing with the material. ***1/2 (out of 4)

 

The DVD includes 25 minutes of extra interviews with such autism experts as Temple Grandin, Simon Baron-Cohen, and Roy Richard Grinker, as well as behind the scenes footage of the Isaacson’s Mongolian journey.

 

Click here & here to read my 2-part interview with Rupert Isaacson, and here & here to read my 2-part interview with Michel Orion Scott.

 

-John C.

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