Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gleason (2016)

An American documentary directed by Clay Tweel.
Steve Gleason was a football player who gets ALS. As the disease progresses, he loses control of his muscles, is confined to a wheel chair and gets  a Steven Hawking style computer to speak with.
This was pretty depressing. The plot follows time chronologically. There are interviews with Steve's father and wife and with members of Pearl Jam, though I don't know why. The video was technically good, but the content was extremely depressing. Same with audio. What was most unsettling was when his speech was becoming labored and he didn't have the computer yet. Overall, this is tough stuff to watch. It was made well, but I can't say I would recommend it. I rate this poor.

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