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Love and Communication

James Christy
United States, 2022, 78 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

Love and Communication is about the struggles of a young couple whose son has been diagnosed with autism. While they are immersed in a struggle with their school district over their son’s education, the strain extends to their marriage. Megan pursues an untested online relationship-based therapy and Rob goes to increasingly desperate measures to get Sammy into a highly regarded school.

Director's Statement

While Love and Communication is fictional, this is a highly personal story for me. My son was diagnosed with autism when he was three. Our family had a near Kafka-esque experience struggling against our school district. We also found ourselves pursuing different types of therapies for our son. In the film the tension about employing different approaches begins to wear on the central couples’ marriage. The central couple find themselves searching outside their relationship, ostensibly for the right treatment for their son, but in fact for some kind of deeper emotional connection than they’re finding in their marriage.

Category: Drama.