Capturing Grace
  • Riding My Way Back
Showings
Sequoia 1Fri, Oct 10, 2014 6:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 2Sat, Oct 11, 2014 1:45 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheatreSun, Oct 12, 2014 5:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Active Cinema
Country:US
Year:2014
Running Time:64
Director:David Iverson
Producer:David Iverson
Screenwriter:David Iverson
Cinematographer:Eddie Marritz
Editor:Gail Huddleson
Note Writer:Rob Avila
Description
What happens when a group of adults with Parkinson’s disease collaborates with leading professionals from the Mark Morris Dance Group to stage a performance? One of the participants puts it succinctly: “When the dance class is going on, there are no patients. There are only dancers.” This inside look at a unique Brooklyn program, led by former Mark Morris company member David Leventhal, offers evidence for the beneficial aspects of physical activity in alleviating the debilitating symptoms of the disease. But, more dramatically, it challenges our expectations about illness and art. Director-producer David Iverson, a radio broadcaster known to Bay Area audiences as the Friday host of KQED’s Forum call-in show, was himself diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004. He follows the proceedings with rapt attention, as men and women of diverse backgrounds find acceptance and unlock potential in a common cadence. WORLD PREMIERE

Director David Iverson will attend the Sunday, October 12 screening.

Special thanks to our co-promotional partners DANCE FOR PD

Sponsored by KQED

Included Shorts
Riding My Way Back (28min) More
Additional Information

David Iverson is delighted that “Capturing Grace” is part of this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival! His other recent films include the 2009 PBS Frontline documentary “My Father, My Brother and Me” which explored his family’s battle with Parkinson’s disease and The Thirty Second Candidate, which won a national Emmy award. Iverson is a longtime public radio and television reporter and interviewer who hosted the Friday edition of KQED’s Forum program in San Francisco for ten years. He’s also served as a special correspondent to the PBS NewsHour and is a contributing editor at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.