POPPY – Review by Lois Alter Mark

If you’re thinking you really don’t need to see one more movie about a teenage girl, well, you do. It’s called Poppy and it’s not what you’re expecting. Sure, the 19-year-old title character (Libby Hunsdale) loves dancing in front of the mirror in her bedroom and has a penchant for music, cars and TV dating shows. She also has Down syndrome.

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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON – Review by Susan Granger

Now that Hollywood is striving for more inclusion, audiences can see stories about those who, previously, were shunted to the sidelines – like Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome. After writer/directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz met Gottsagen at a symposium for disabled actors, they created this film about a young man with Down syndrome who is determined to pursue his dream of attending pro-wrestling school.

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