Temple Grandin premieres this weekend on HBO

Already, people across America are preparing for the big show this weekend, gathering up snacks and cold beverages, grocery shopping for chili ingredients, making sure their TV screens are big enough to catch all of the action.

Football game? What football game? I’m not talking about the Super Bowl! I’m talking about the premiere of the film Temple Grandin on HBO this Saturday night!

Temple Grandin is a highly successful doctor of animal sciences, an internationally renowned autism advocate, and a best-selling author. Heather Pint published a book review here of Temple Grandin’s memoir, Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism, and the book is available through our Easter Seals and Autism bookstore.

The movie will cover Grandin’s early years, which Pint’s book review described as isolating, particularly since autism spectrum disorders were fairly unknown at the time. The synopsis on HBO’s web site describes the film like this:

“Temple Grandin” paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism.

Temple Grandin Premieres Saturday, February 6th at 8PM (ET/PT)., and Claire Danes will star in the leading role. It sure will be interesting to see if this actress who won awards for portraying a teenager in My So-Called Life has grown up enough to play someone bigger than life, like Temple Grandin.


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  1. Barbara Says:

    the HBO movie about Temple Grandin was absolutely wonderful and so revealed the way some people with autism sees the world around them. Everyone should watch this to become a tiny bit educated about autism.