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Imagination (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Fantasy | 26 February 2008 (USA)
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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her... See full summary »

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Eric Leiser

Writer:

Eric Leiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed K. Gildersleeve ... Dr. Reineger
Nikki Haddad ... Anna Woodruff
Jessi Haddad ... Sarah Woodruff
Courtney Sanford Courtney Sanford ... Janice Woodruff
Travis Poelle Travis Poelle ... Roland Woodruff
Anthony Caraday Anthony Caraday ... Young Doctor Reineger
Bob Gerlach Bob Gerlach ... Pastor Bob
Laura Leiser Laura Leiser ... Receptionist
Kevin Le Kevin Le ... Kevin
John Le John Le ... John
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Search party
Laina Kim Laina Kim ... Funeral attendee / search party
Sebastian Brown Sebastian Brown ... Search party
Burton Bush Burton Bush ... Funeral attendee
Melissa Haddad Melissa Haddad ... Funeral attendee
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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the Doctor cannot say for sure why her visions map so closely to Anna's. At home, their father leaves the family. To escape the pain, the girls sink deeper and deeper into their imaginations. When a major earthquake takes their mother's life, Reineger is left with helping the now-orphaned twins cope, while at the same time dealing with his own struggle concerning the girls' prophetic visions. The girls escape the institution. The subsequent search party can't track them. Have they indeed transcended the physical realm? Written by Eric Leiser

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Twin girls overcome physical limitations to learn the secrets of heaven and nature. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Fantasy

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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$110,000 (estimated)
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Albino Fawn Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Sarah Woodruff: But the fawn makes everything so clear!
Anna Woodruff: Of course it does, but mom and dad can't see. They forgot what it means to dream. They use our disabilities as an excuse not to believe.
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References Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser (2004) See more »

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beautiful Christian message wrapped in a weird film!
19 December 2009 | by andrewway52See all my reviews

You've got to hand it to Eric Leiser. It takes creative cajones the size of the Mayo Clinic to take on a subject as tricky as mental illness - or in this case, neurological dysfunction - and keep it from being a preachy, predicable disease of the week kind of weeper. The sparkling independent effort Imagination is anything but a limp Lifetime movie, avoiding all the clichés within this type of narrative while investing the film with a far amount of invention and insight. We've all heard tales of twins and their inexplicable psychic connection, how one sibling senses what the other is feeling and visa versa. Well, Imagination is one of the few films that wants to explore the inner workings of that connection. Using stop motion animation, various post-production techniques, and other storyline supposition, Leiser unlocks the inferred secrets of such biological sameness, and then inserts a somber meditation on fate, religion, love, loss, and family into the mix. This is not a straightforward look at said subjects. Instead, Leiser goes the tone poem route, revising his plot with pictures and proposals. He never fully gives away his motives, and this then becomes one of Imagination's undeniable strengths.


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