Please Stand By Tells the Story of an Autistic Star Trek Superfan

Director Ben Lewin puts a character with autism in the foreground.

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We’re proud to see Ben Lewin’s new movie out this month–Please Stand By!

Here’s a little more about the film: “Dakota Fanning plays a young woman with autism who runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood.”

Light—it can travel for millions of years before finally reaching its destination. It goes lonely and alone, hoping that it will reach someone…The unknown is there for us to conquer, not to fear.