WXXI invites you to its third Community Cinema event, a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.
On Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. WXXI will present its third of four Community Cinema screenings, The Horse Boy, a film by Michel Orion Scott. How far would you travel to heal someone you love? For one Texas couple, it means a spiritual journey halfway around the world to Mongolia. When their son is diagnosed with autism, they seek the best treatments but nothing works… Until they discover their son’s connection to horses and the effect it has on him. Part travel adventure and shamanic quest, this is the story of how one family found a gateway into understanding their son’s life.
The screening was held at WXXI's Studios and followed by a panel discussion.
- Stephen B. Sulkes, M.D., who is Professor of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital and Director of Stong Center for Developmental Disabilities.
- Jonathan Friedlander, President and CEO, EquiCenter, Inc.
- Melissa Spooner, M.S. LMFT from Rising Lotus Therapy
The event was free and open to the public. Listen to the audio recording of this event in the player below:
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The television broadcast of The Horse Boy airs Tuesday, May 11 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 & 11).
The last Community Cinema screening is:
A Village Called Versailles - Tuesday, May 18, 7-9 p.m.