Academy Screenings 2016
About This Project


Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


The winner of numerous awards from festivals all over the world, Gleason is one of the most emotionally unforgettable (and often humorous) documentaries of the year. The film tells the story of former NFL player Steve Gleason and his wife Michel, and the actions they take when Steve is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Given only five years to live, and facing the prospect that the child he and Michel are expecting will never know him, Steve begins to keep a video diary of his beliefs and experiences for his child. Those videos became the springboard for this film, an unwavering, intimate look at a remarkable young couple and the struggles and joys that united them. (USA, 2016)


Director: Clay Tweel
Screenwriter: Clay Tweel
Cinematographers: David Lee, Ty Minton-Small
With: Steve Gleason, Michel Gleason


Run Time: 1 hr 50 min


foreign language film