Aspie Seeks Love, Julie Sokolow, 2015, 73 minutes
This award-winning documentary follows a fearless outsider’s quest for love. David Matthews wasn’t diagnosed with Asperger’s until age 41, at which point his entire life changed, including his strategy for winning love and achieving his artistic dreams.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM – CINEQUEST 2015
*BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM – OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Julie Sokolow started out as a lo-fi singer-songwriter. Her album Something About Violins was released by Austin, Texas label Western Vinyl and acclaimed by Pitchfork, Wire, and theWashington Post. Since then, she’s made short films that have appeared in the New York Times, TIME, and Huffington Post. She is the director of the Healthy Artists series, which profiles over forty uninsured artists who struggle to afford health care. Aspie Seeks Love is her first feature-length movie, and she composed a large portion of the soundtrack.
The Northside Film Festival seeks to give emerging filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to new audiences. During the Northside DIY Film Competition submission process for short and feature films, cult film jury geniuses choose the work to be screened. Northside Film takes place during the first three days of the Northside Festival at Nitehawk Cinemas, Videology, the Wythe Hotel and UnionDocs.