This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows Owen Suskind in a scene from the documentary, "Life, Animated," being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
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If you read Ron Suskind's best-selling 2014 book, you would know the answer to unlocking Owen's mind lay in the magic of movies – animated Disney movies, that is. The family already knew that watching these films over and over gave Owen a sense of peace and comfort. Ron Suskind recalls the moment with wonderment.Owen was thinking complex thoughts.The film jumps back and forth in time, from Owen as a child to Owen as a 23-year-old, about to graduate from his special needs school and begin living on his own in an assisted-living apartment. At one point, Owen is required to speak to an audience. It's an impossibly tense moment as Owen approaches the podium, seemingly full of confidence, and then doesn't speak for long seconds.
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