Let Me Be Me

2023 Spring Showcase

Screened Sunday, May 28 at 12pm ET – Monday, May 29 at 11:59pm ET.

The screening was followed by an exclusive recorded conversation with Co-Director / Writer Dan Crane, Co-Director Katie Taber, Film Subject Kyle Westphal and Film Subject/Producer Jenifer Westphal, moderated by DOC NYC’s Brandon Harrison. Watch the recorded conversation by clicking here.

ONLINE SCREENING When the Westphal family learned that their 6-year-old Kyle was on the Autism spectrum, they feared they might never develop a real connection to their child. Withdrawn and constantly wrapping himself in fabric and blankets, Kyle was retreating from the world around him. Determined to find a way to connect, his parents embarked on an intense and radical journey which involved compassionately joining Kyle in his unique behaviors. Twenty years later, the entire family looks back at Kyle’s journey with candor and humor. Let Me Be Me reveals what happens when a boy who used fabric as his shield to hide himself grows up to become a fashion designer, forging connections with friends and family along the way. Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

This online screening was available in the United States, US Territories and Canada.

Closed Captions are available for the conversation.

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