Autism Representation at the Movies


During autism acceptance month we wanted to be sure our audience is aware of the content we have streaming on TheArchive that celebrates and honors autism.

TheArchive is proud to feature Family Pictures, a mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Sue Miller. It was directed by Philip Saville and stars an amazing cast including Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dermot Mulroney. 

Spanning forty years, this four hour mini-series brings to life a powerful and intimate portrait of the passion, upheaval, and pain experienced by one family. The Eberhardts embark on a journey of redemption to regain the happiness of the past as they have come to appreciate their decades-full family photo albums. The challenges that all families face are compounded with the birth of a child on the autism spectrum and how that challenge changes them all forever. 

Anjelica Huston earned a nomination for Best Actress at the 51st Golden Globe Awards. Family Pictures was also nominated for Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

In America alone, 1 in 44 children are diagnosed with autism, a staggering statistic that finds millions without the necessary support to live meaningful lives. 

In Cries from the Heart, a young nonverbal autistic boy has a real talent for technology. After being abused at his school, he uses a computer to plead for help.

Patty Duke and Melissa Gilbert star in this emotional drama.

In No Other Love, Janet and Andrew are on the spectrum and begin a relationship while navigating a world that doesn't understand them. M. Emmet Walsh, Robert Loggia, and Julie Kavner star.

Stream these and more on TheArchive now.



TheArchive channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library, TheArchive delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free. MarilynKarloff, and Orson Welles stream alongside ReeseKeanu, and Samuel L. Jackson. Find true stories of QueenHendrix, and Sinatra, an LGBTQ library, MLK bios, and world history docs. TheArchive has the movies and shows you either saw, should’ve seen, or should be watching now!