The Boy Inside

Filmmaker Marianne Kaplan turns the camera on her own family, with a touching, personal story about her 12 year-old son, Adam. Adam has Asperger Syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism characterized by socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and an inability to interact successfully with others.

As he enters adolescence, Adam struggles to navigate the complex youth culture of his school peers and his often stormy home relationships with his mother, father and older sister. Will Adam be able to develop the necessary social skills and learn how to make, and keep, friends so he doesn’t feel so utterly alone? The Boy Inside is a rare and intimate portrait of Asperger Syndrome from the inside, told from both Adam’s point of view and those of the other members of his family.