Movie screening to highlight autism awareness

A special screening will take place at The Colonial Theatre in South Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

A group of local autism awareness advocates called F.E.A.T. (Families Embracing Autism Together) will show the film “The Family Next Door” at 7 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. The screening will be preceded by a social hour from 6-6:45 p.m. at which drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“The Family Next Door” presents an intimate portrait of a family dealing with the realities of autism.

Admission is free, and tickets must be reserved in advance through the following website:

For more information, contact Mandi Calhoun or Shannon Facchina at