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Wizard Mode

Contributor(s): Collective Eye Films (Firm) [dst] | Kanopy (Firm) [dst].
Publisher: Collective Eye Films, 2016Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (99 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video | computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Documentary-style films | AUTISMGenre/Form: Documentary films.Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video Click to see film | Cover Image Summary: In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is only unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning-speed challenges. Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering Wizard Mode, and is now one of the top pinball players in the world. He also happens to have autism...As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. Robert spends much of his year on the road, traveling all over the world competing in high pressure pinball tournaments. But now Robert’s real challenge lies outside the game on his journey to shed his youth and gain independence...In between competitions, Robert attempts to reach milestones of adulthood, include looking for meaningful employment and learning how to drive. He consistently finds himself between two worlds, as he tries to maintain a successful pinball career and live a fulfilling life as a person on the autism spectrum...WIZARD MODE, Salazar Film’s first feature documentary, follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Originally produced by Collective Eye Films in 2016.

In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is only unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning-speed challenges. Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering Wizard Mode, and is now one of the top pinball players in the world. He also happens to have autism...As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. Robert spends much of his year on the road, traveling all over the world competing in high pressure pinball tournaments. But now Robert’s real challenge lies outside the game on his journey to shed his youth and gain independence...In between competitions, Robert attempts to reach milestones of adulthood, include looking for meaningful employment and learning how to drive. He consistently finds himself between two worlds, as he tries to maintain a successful pinball career and live a fulfilling life as a person on the autism spectrum...WIZARD MODE, Salazar Film’s first feature documentary, follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.

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