SpectrumSingles.com Co-Founder Olivia Cantu to Appear in PBS’ Indie Lens Pop Up Film Panel
Olivia Cantu, co-founder of the world’s first niche dating and social media site for members of the autistic community, will appear in a PBS film panel discussion next month to mark the screening of Autism in Love.
Directed and produced by Matt Fuller, Autism in Love is a highly personal account of four people on the autism spectrum as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. The short is part of Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood screening series intended to bring people together in conversation. Indie Lens Pop Up features a series of compelling documentaries from PBS's Emmy-award winning show, Independent Lens.
Cantu was asked to appear by the network and will appear on the panel on December 1, at KPCC – Crawford Family Forum (474 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, California 91105). She will be joined by the filmmaker, Kathy Lettieri, who is one of the four subjects of Autism in Love, and the President and Co-Founder of Special Needs Network, Areva Martin, Esq. The panel discussion will be moderated by KPCC's Joanne Griffith.
The Pop Up screening of Autism in Love tells the story of four adults on the autism spectrum as they search for and manage romantic relationships in an eye-opening look at what it means to look for love with autism.
Cantu said, “Autism in Love is a subject very close to my heart and I was honoured to be invited to sit on the panel. Events like the Indie Pop Up are so important to raise awareness – something this documentary does wonderfully. It is a very touching, compelling and honest account told in the first person. I’m so pleased to have been asked to participate and look forward to helping to initiate conversations at the screening.”
Founded by Cantu and Kirsten Fitzpatrick, SpectrumSingles.com offers US and European-based users a chance to build meaningful relationships based on unique spectrum attributes. It helps individuals on the spectrum to find meaningful relationship or build long lasting friendships. Since launching last year, the pioneering platform has been recognized as an invaluable hub for the global autistic community.
Independent Lens airs Monday nights at 10/9c on PBS. Autism in Love premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 11, 2016.
To find out more visit: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/autism-in-love/. RSVP to attend the Pasadena screening at http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/12/01/1827/indie-lens-pop-up-screening-of-autism-in-love/
To find out more about SpectrumSingles.com visit:
Dakota Digital for Spectrum Singles
Press Contact: Rebecca Appleton
About SpectrumSingles.com: Spectrumsingles.com is the world’s first niche dating and social site catering exclusively to members of the autistic community. The site was created by people on the spectrum, for people on the spectrum. Members can take advantage of a unique Spectrum Compatibility Test which matches members based on a variety of spectrum attributes.