‘Gleason’: Documentary Reveals NFL Champ’s Gripping Battle With ALS – Sundance Studio
January 24, 2016 - als
After being nominated for a Grand Jury Prize during final year’s Sundance Film Festival with their documentary Finders Keepers, director Clay Tweel and writer Seth Gordon are behind this year with Gleason, a documentary about former New Orleans Saints NFL actor Steve Gleason.
On the field, Gleason done his pitch with his blocked punt during a 2006 game, that became a pitch of liberation for a city during a issue of Hurricane Katrina. However, in 2011, Gleason was diagnosed during age 34 with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He soon began recording videos of his onslaught for his son Rivers, and over 4 years Gleason’s light stoppage was documented. Today, a NFL champ is cramped to a wheelchair and uses eye-tracking record to form difference oral by a computer. Gleason’s wife, Michel, told a AP a film offers “a good design of how heartless a illness is and how formidable it is for a chairman who has a illness and also a people all around.”
Tweel and Gordon came by Deadline’s Sundance studio in partnership with Samsung currently to plead a origins of their emotionally retaining project. The film premieres Saturday during 11:30 AM at The Marc with mixed screenings via a week.
Watch a video above.