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Jazz Hand

Michelle Vargas

Runtime3 min

Poster

Mary is at an audition when her surprising secret is comically revealed.

Tags

comedy, dance, physical disability

Jed’s Day

Madoka Raine

Runtime7 min

A man with cerebral palsy has a full day.

Open Captions

Yes

Jesse

Adam Goldhammer

Runtime14 minutes

Poster

After her parents are killed, 22-year-old Kelly is the sole caregiver for her older brother Jesse who has autism.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

autism, family, siblings

Jon Imber's Left Hand

Richard Kane

Runtime63 min

Poster

Jon Imber's Left Handtraces this artist's life and adaptations due to ALS, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: and he creates more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing his self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painting becomes an unsettling metaphor of his psychological journey, living into his dying through his art.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

artist, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, acceptance, understanding, identity, love, romance

Just As I Remember

Andrew Moir

Runtime17 min

Poster

When Andrew Moir was four years old his father was told he had two years left to live.
His father had ALS, a fatal and incurable illness. Years later and now a filmmaker,
Andrew meets Brad. He has ALS and three young children, just like Andrew's dad when
he was diagnosed. Narrated from the first person, JUST AS I REMEMBER confronts the
heartbreaking decisions faced by two fathers living with ALS, exploring it from their
children's perspectives.

Audio Description

N

Open Captions

Y

Tags

ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease, True Story, understanding