Latest GLEASON Trailer Promises to be a Tearjerker

Clay Tweel's (Finders Keepers, NFF2015) hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.

Click below for the latest inspirational look at this powerful documentary.

Spotlight Documentary GLEASON plays the Nantucket Film Festival on Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Director Clay Tweel will be in attendance.

Watch a clip from SPOTLIGHT comedy, "My Blind Brother"

From Variety, "...it’s weirdly refreshing to see a romantic comedy where selfishness, resentment and sloth are presented as unabashed virtues." "Such is the charm of Sophie Goodhart’s “My Blind Brother,” (played by Adam Scott) which takes an ostensibly dark premise — a man of few qualities attempts to steal his overachieving blind brother’s girlfriend — and turns it into a featherweight frolic as winningly unambitious as its central couple played by Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate."  -- Andrew Barker

We proudly present MY BLIND BROTHER as a 2016 SPOTLIGHT selection. 

Click below to watch a clip.  Courtesy of Deadline Hollywood.

Jeff Feuerzeig Unravels Fact from Fiction in SPOTLIGHT doc "Author: The JT LeRoy Story"

"This is the woman who played the man who became a transsexual and fooled the world for years." Polly Vernon, The Guardian.

Vernon refers to Sally Koop, the public persona of "JT LeRoy," a creation of Brooklyn writer, Laura Albert. and the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's engrossing documentary, Author: The JT LeRoy Story.  LeRoy, who first appeared on the literary scene in the late 1990's, became an overnight sensation by writing "confrontational tales that hinted at a troubled past" and quickly amassed a cluster of celebrity friends.  But it all came to a screeching halt when it was discovered LeRoy wasn't real

Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary recreates the events leading up to the discovery, and over a series of interviews with the director, Albert tells her side of LeRoy's origins story.  

We proudly present AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY as a 2016 SPOTLIGHT selection.

HERO_Savannah Knoop in AUTHOR THE JT LEROY STORY. A Amgnolia Pictures release, photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.jpg

Molly Shannon Shines in Dramatic Role in SPOTLIGHT film "Other People"

Molly Shannon teams with SNL alum, and first time filmmaker, Chris Kelly (Broad City), to star in her latest dramatic role, this time about a mother battling cancer.  Despite the film's serious focus, it maintains a thread of humor as Shannon's character, Joanne, and her son, David (Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons) navigate the realities and poignant moments surrounding her decline in health.  Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) rounds out this stellar cast in Kelly's affecting and unforgettable dramedy.

We proudly present OTHER PEOPLE as one of 2016's Spotlight films. 

Watch Molly Shannon, Jesse Plemons and Bradley Whitford discuss their roles, with director, Chris Kelly.  Courtesy of THR

SPOTLIGHT Documentary "Gleason" Chronicles Steve Gleason's Fight

"With seemingly no restrictions from his subjects, director Clay Tweel delivers far more than just a typical inspirational living-with-disease doc: This is a portrait of a family forced to completely readjust their lives, never flinching from the accompanying fears and frustrations." -- Geoff Berkshire, VARIETY

Making a departure from his 2015 truth-that's-stranger-than-fiction doc, FINDER'S KEEPERS (NFF 2015), director Clay Tweel provides an intimate look at the journey of NFL star, Steve Gleason, and his family after his diagnosis with ALS.

We proudly present GLEASON as one of 2016's Spotlight films.