Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY


Dr. Jeanne Angus

Assistant Professor, Department of Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education, Brooklyn College

Adam— Asperger’s Syndrome

An exploration of the science of Asperger Syndrome.

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY

Film Synopsis

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor Beth.

Adam Raki (Hugh Dancy) is an electronics engineer with Asperger syndrome who struggles to catch irony or sarcasm, to empathize, or to master simple social situations. When a young woman named Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into his apartment building, he does his best to reach out to her. Though she does not quite know how to react to Adam's unconventional overtures, she decides to give him a chance. But Beth’s family problems interfere with their budding romance, and may force them to end their relationship before it has a chance to begin.

About the Speaker

An expert in autism spectrum disorders, Dr. Jeanne Angus started the first elementary school in the United States for students with AS, using a social-cognition communication curriculum. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education at Brooklyn College.