April 20, 2016 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
Filmmaker Barry Reese and subject Donna Lund in person
Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm
An intimate portrait of the Pittsburg area Lund family provides an eye opening look at the realities of autism as we see their complex struggle matched by unwavering love and hope.
He was a star Yale football player who went on to become an attorney. She was a beautiful cheerleader who became a loving, caring teacher. Together they have four children, two boys and two girls. The boys are on the autism spectrum. The Family Next Door introduces us to the Lund family and takes us along on their journey into the hyper-complex and emotionally draining maze that is autism. We discover in real-time how the entire family is impacted. We witness the isolation, confusion and gnawing selfdoubt. And we experience with swelling hearts how unconditional love, hope and determination steer this family forward. (USA, 2014, 83 min. | Directors Michael Messner and Barry Reese)
Co-Presented by Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Long Island