Temple Grandin, a biographical movie by HBO, premiered last Saturday. It's a very well done rendition of Grandin's autobiographical books, describing how an autistic person wound up getting a Ph.D in agricultural science and revolutionized the design of slaughterhouses. Clair Danes (you might not even recognize her) plays the title role and does a fabulous job, in particular showing the pain and frustration of growing up autisic in a non-autistic world. My wife and I smiled wryly at several behaviors that hit very close to home, particularly when Temple was working on her optical illusion science project. And any parent of a kid on the autistic spectrum knew that Temple was going to freak out completely when the maid accidentally knocked the sign off of her bedroom door. Anyway, it's well worth the time if you get HBO. WaPo review (check out the picture of Danes).