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Release Date: July 29th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2016

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Diagnosed with ALS, former NFL football player Steve Gleason starts to record video journals for his unborn son.

Cast: Steve Gleason, Drew Brees, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder

Director: J. Tweel

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: IMG, Seth Gordon, Dear Rivers Productions

Distributors: Amazon Studios, Open Road

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  • Clay Tweel’s Gleason documents the agony and the ecstasy of its subject’s life, and is similarly exceptional in its avoidance of the cliches so common among inspiring documentaries. show more

  • Focused much more intently on video journals Gleason made as his illness progressed, the film both documents his rapid physical decline and ponders the many existential issues it raises — especially for a married couple expecting their first child in a few months. show more

  • Gleason is so powerful in its cumulative effect that it should be accompanied by a consumer advisory — something along the lines of “This documentary may cause sudden alterations of mood and attitude.” show more

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