“The Story of Luke”- New movie focuses on what Autism is like as an adult!
This week ” The Story of Luke” is released in a limited amount of theaters. It isn’t like the rest of the summer blockbuster movies people are dying to see…but maybe it should be. The story follows Luke, a 25 year old man with Autism whose life is turned upside down after his long term caregiver (his grandma) passes away. The writer/ director Alonso Mayo based the story on life events he saw from his mother’s students. His mother runs a school for children with developmental disabilities in Peru. Mayo says he saw what is was like for his mother’s students to grow up, and all of the things they wanted. He wanted to show a general audience these issues…in an attempt to show Autism from another age perspective. If you aren’t in one of the 14 cities where the movie is being released, it is also currently available on iTunes, amazon on demand, and google play. Here is the trailer…check it out!