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iAutism: APPreciating Autism - Rain Man (1988)

Giving a voice to autism. Funding communication through technology.

Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm

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Tickets for this film will be available starting August 7, 2017 at noon.

This movie showing is the first part of a 2 evening fundraiser raising money for iPads for children with Autism.

This evening includes a brief introduction by Dr. Darold Treffert before the film showing of "Rain Man." Dr. Treffert was the autistic behavior consultant for Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of a savant man in the film. Learn more about Dr. Treffert here.

Doors open at 5pm for concessions, a silent auction and demonstrations of the iPads and apps.

This fundraiser is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan, the Sheboygan Senior Community and the Weill Center. Click here to learn more about this fundraiser. 

About the Film

The film won four Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards (March 1989), including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hoffman.This film tells the story of selfish, avaricious Californian Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) informed that his long-estranged father has died. Expecting at least a portion of the elder Babbitt's $3 million

The story starts by introducing the selfish, avaricious brother Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise). Has he is informed that his long-estranged father has died, he expects a portion of the elder Babbitt's $3 million estate but quickly learns that he's only inherited his dad's prize roses and a 1949 Buick Roadmaster.

Charlie heads to Cincinnati to find the beneficiary of his father's money is Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), the autistic-savant older brother that Charlie never knew he had. Able to memorize reams of trivia and add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a second's hesitation, Raymond is otherwise incapable of functioning as a normal human being. 

Charlie "borrows" Raymond from the institution where he lives, hoping to use his brother as leverage to claim half the fortune. During their subsequent cross-country odyssey, Charlie is forced to accommodate Raymond's various autistic behaviors.

Movie Length: 2 hours 13 minutes
Type: Drama
Release Date: December 16, 1988
Rated: R
Directed by: Barry Levinson


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