Unorthodocs - Gleason
Film

Unorthodocs: Gleason

Mon 07 May 2018
19.00 - 21.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

The 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.

Gleason - Official Trailer

“Gleason” portrays great strength and great suffering in equal measure, lending vivid credence to tired platitudes about what it means to live life to the fullest.

The Washington Post

Celebrating documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative, we present the fifth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of award winning, internationally acclaimed documentaries. These are tales that triumphantly defy convention. 

The series is curated by film producers and Somerset House residents Dartmouth Films.

All films are followed by a discussion and Q&A.