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The Resource Today's man, by Lizzie Gottlieb, (electronic resource)

Today's man, by Lizzie Gottlieb, (electronic resource)

Label
Today's man
Title
Today's man
Statement of responsibility
by Lizzie Gottlieb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Director Lizzie Gottlieb began filming her brother Nicky when he was 21 and had just been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome - a high functioning form of autism. She sets out to try to understand this disorder and its effects on her brother and her family. The big question for all of them is whether Nicky will be able to live an independent life. Nicky is a young man of remarkable talents and great charm. At the age of three, he became fluent in Italian in two weeks, and could tell you the day of the week of any date in the last century or the next. However, as a child, and now as an adult, his speech is often peculiar, his interests obsessive, and his interactions odd. He lacks an understanding of what is socially acceptable, and can often behave wildly inappropriately. But he is witty and insightful about his strengths and problems. Nicky comes from a family of high achievers who nurture him patiently and worry about his future. Will he be able to go out into the world to work and love and sustain what we think of as a "normal" life? Nicky says of himself "I would describe myself as somewhat addictive, somewhat stubborn, somewhat obsessive but deep down I have great determination and - so I've been told -- I have a lot of love to give."
Awards note
  • American Psychological Association, 2008
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 2006
  • Mendocino Film Festival, 2007
  • Nantucket Film Festival, 2006
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gottlieb, Lizzie
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Asperger's syndrome
Target audience
general
Label
Today's man, by Lizzie Gottlieb, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650518
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650518/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209974
  • (OCoLC)747798614
Video recording format
other
Label
Today's man, by Lizzie Gottlieb, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650518
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650518/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209974
  • (OCoLC)747798614
Video recording format
other

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