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Between Sasquatch and Superman

Directed by Perrin Kerns
10 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA

SYNOPSIS

Clark, a young man with Down syndrome, seeks to understand his own difference through his obsessive fascination with Sasquatch and Superman.

This short documentary explores the ‘difference’ of Down syndrome. When Clark Kerns was born twenty-five years before the film was made, the doctor told his parents that the baby could be institutionalized, and they would never have to see him again. Through interviews, the film explores this young man’s fascination with two eternal outsiders, Sasquatch and Superman. Ultimately, this film is a celebration of the difference that Clark seeks to understand through his narrative obsessions.

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7 reviews for Between Sasquatch and Superman

  1. 4 out of 5

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    So absolutely touching and wonderful.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    This film is a love story. The most notable thing about the film to me is the love between the filmmaker, Perrin, and the subject, her nephew, Andy. It shines through in every word and film shot. I expecially love it when Andy make Perrin laugh. Such a simple, sweet thing, but priceless. I can’t watch this film without tearing up–and at moments laughing at the same time. Simply a lesson in love. It is the best!!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    So absolutely touching and wonderful. What a strong and amazing young man!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    A beautiful, sensitive, moving portrait of what it means to feel “different” in this world, something we can all relate to,and a film that also manages to be funny and charming and uplifting. I loved this film and would highly recommend it to anyone!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    I saw this documentary at a film festival about a year ago. I was blown away by the honesty and depth of exploration pictured in the film. Clark is an amazing young man, imaginative, and with an artist’s insight into life experiences. An excellent documentary!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    This film is a beautiful and thought provoking treatment of the power of the human spirit and the power of narrative. I love the title and love Clark!

  7. 5 out of 5

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    Clark tells his own story with eloquence and authenticity. Ms. Kerns casts a direct tho loving eye on her subject, allowing him the space to reveal his dreams, his potential, his quirky humor and his courage.

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