• Certification: 15
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary



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Director: Maxim Thompson.
With: Amelia Oldfield, Emma Davies, Dawn Loombe.

This ground-breaking documentary follows Professor Amelia Oldfield as she revisits ten families who received music therapy from her over fifteen years ago, and explores the impact of the therapy on the life trajectories of young people with autism. Mixing archive footage from the original research, recordings of the sessions with Amelia Oldfield and the families, and specially shot interviews with Anglia Ruskin University music therapists, Operation Syncopation offers an unprecedented window into the work of the music therapist and the development of ways for parent and child to communicate. Directed by Maxim Thompson, who was one of Professor Oldfield’s patients as a child.

Please note: the 10:30am screening is autism-friendly.