The Reason I Jump + Q&A

Dir: Jerry Rothwell
United Kingdom / United States / 2020 / 82mins

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Price: Peak: £9 (£7 concessions) | Off Peak: £5 | Q&A event price: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Tue 22 Jun 18:20 + Q+AWed 23 Jun 14:00Thu 24 Jun 15:45 - Relaxed ScreeningThu 24 Jun 20:30Fri 25 Jun 14:00Sat 26 Jun 18:20Sun 27 Jun 20:00Mon 28 June 16:30 - Relaxed ScreeningTue 29 June 18:20Wed 30 Jun 14:00Thu 1 Jul 20:00

Relaxed, autism-friendly screenings of this film are available here.

Based on the bestselling book in which Naoki Higashida, a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic boy, vividly explains his experience of the world, The Reason I Jump is a beautifully cinematic examination of what autism feels like.

The film blends Higashida's revelatory descriptions of autism with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people from around the world, opening a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Director Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown, Town of Runners, How to Change the World) has woven a sensually rich tapestry that will leave you with a new, profound understanding of the world.

If you are on low income or have been financially affected by the pandemic, you can email us on to request one of our limited free tickets.

This event is part of Film Feels Hopeful, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at

Tuesday 22 June, 18:20 - this screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with director Jerry Rothwell.