Hollywood stars show support for autism documentary by HBO- w/video

New York — A number of Hollywood celebrities turned up at the premiere of “How to Dance in Ohio,” a documentary film by entertainment giant HBO.

“How to Dance in Ohio” is directed by Alexandra Shiva, MCA entertainment company founder Jules C. Stein’s granddaughter, and daughter to Gil Shiva.

The film follows a group of teens with autism in Columbus, Ohio who are trying to prepare themselves for a formal dance at school.

Celebrities who graced the documentary film’s red carpet premiere include Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Tom McCarthy, Bennett Miller, Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, David Remnick, Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Seller (producer of “Hamilton”), Ricky Van Veen, Naomi Watts, and Allison Williams.

The event was co-hosted by Barry Diller.

“How to Dance in Ohio” has Jason Blum for its executive producer, and the film was premiered in New York’s Time Warner Center. According to the documentary’s director, Shiva:

[The documentary film is] a celebration of all of our common struggles and triumphs.”

Source: Ian Mohr in PageSix Stars support HBO autism documentary