I AM BREATHING: Benefit Screening for ALS Research presented by Video Association of Dallas



The Video Association of Dallas proudly presents a global screening of I AM BREATHING, an important documentary film project set to raise money for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Research. 

Friday, June 21, 7 pm

Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
13933 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243

Admission: $7

"I AM BREATHING stands out from the pack, even in a year notable for the amount of high-calibre film-making, both non-fiction and fiction, dealing with the undeniably difficult but piercingly necessary subjects of terrible illness and premature death."—Hollywood Reporter

Dallas joins more than 110 other cities around the world for grassroots screenings of the film all on June 21, 2013, which is Global MND/ALS Awareness Day. For more information on the , visit: http://www.iambreathingfilm.com/global.

I AM BREATHING is presented in partnership by Studio Movie Grill, ALS Association Texas Chapter, Urban Mosaix, and Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center and the Video Association of Dallas.


I AM BREATHING is about the thin space between life and death. Neil Platt ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes. Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar.

Neil faces ALS with incredible humour and honesty, determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog that touched many people. With his posts forming the film's narration, I AM BREATHING tries to listen to Neil as he asks in the last months of his life: "What makes us human?"

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