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Golden Globe® winner Claire Danes (My So Called Life, Romeo+ Juliet, The Family Stone) gives a triumphant and memorable performance as Temple Grandin, an autistic young woman who became one of America’s most remarkable success stories. No ordinary biopic, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin tackles the life story of an extraordinary human being who went on to become a scientist, best-selling author and groundbreaking animal advocate despite the challenges of autism. In stores on August 17, 2010, the DVD bonus materials include a “Making Of” featurette and audio commentary with Dr. Grandin, director Mick Jackson and writer Christopher Monger.
Nominated for 15 Emmy® awards including Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress (Danes), Outstanding Supporting Actor (David Strathairn) and two for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Catherine O’Hara and Julia Ormond), Temple Grandin was has been hailed as “extraordinary” (TV Guide), “fascinating” (Entertainment Weekly) and “brilliant” (The Denver Post). The film chronicles Dr. Grandin’s early diagnosis; her turbulent growth and development; the enduring support she received from her mother, aunt and science teacher; and her emergence as a highly-functional and esteemed scientist whose innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior led her to revolutionize the cattle industry. To try to help viewers understand autism, the visually inventive film goes beyond Grandin’s words, taking audiences inside her mind via a series of snapshot images that trace her self- perceptions, allowing insight into how an autistic person processes the world around them.