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Jon Imber's Left Hand
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.
artist, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, acceptance, understanding, identity, love, romance
Just As I Remember
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
ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease, True Story, understanding