Courtesy of Kino Lorber

The Reason I Jump

January 8–25

MoMI is pleased to partner with Kino Lorber to bring The Reason I Jump directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View The Reason I Jump from home, starting January 8. (Tickets: $12). A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dir. Jerry Rothwell. United States/United Kingdom, 2020, 82 mins. Based on the best-selling memoir by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of non-speaking autistic people from around the world. Higashida's revelatory insights—narrated by actor Jordan O'Donegan—help illustrate the film’s intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. The documentary opens a window for audiences into an intense, overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Higashida’s writing reflects on what his autism means to him and others, his personal perception of the world, and why he acts the way he does. The film distills these elements into a visceral experience that leads us to Higashida’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean one has nothing to say. A Kino Lorber release. View trailer.

"An inventive, sensuous documentary worthy of its source. As emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold." –Guy Lodge, Variety

"Exquisite. The Reason I Jump will change how you think." –Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

MoMI is committed to serving visitors with Autism of all ages, through general and specialized programming such as Access Mornings at MoMI and our sensory friendly screenings. Children and adults with Autism are welcome at all of our programs, workshops, and tours. To learn more information, visit our educational programming page.