A documentary focusing on how people with autism experience love and manage romantic
“Autism in Love” will air on the network’s “Independent Lens” series in January.
The film, which debuted
earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows four people on
the spectrum as they seek out and maintain relationships.
Dave and Lindsey both have high-functioning autism and are
considering marriage after eight years together. By contrast, Lenny
lives in Los Angeles with his mother and struggles mightily to meet
girls and date. Meanwhile, Stephen – whose autism symptoms are more
apparent than the others featured – is coping as his wife of 20 years
battles ovarian cancer.
“This film allows us to get to know four remarkable people, who have
opened up their lives in such an intimate and deeply personal way in
front of the camera,” said Lois Vossen, executive producer of
“Their courage to reveal the struggles and challenges they face allows us to understand and empathize with them,” Vossen said.
“Autism in Love” will air on PBS on Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. ET.
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