NewFest at The Center Presents:
Screening and Talkback, followed by Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00PM
Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
(between Seventh and Greenwich Ave)
Screening at 7:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM
NewFest Members: $5
General Admission: $15
NewFest Members please login to purchase $5 tickets
Dir: Robin Berghaus, USA, 2017, 72 mins
New York Premiere
"Inspiring, heartbreaking, and sometimes hilarious" --The Boston Globe
Winner! Best Feature Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival
Will Lautzenheiser was chasing the loves of his life. A year into a promising relationship, he landed a dream job teaching film. After his first two classes, he visited the hospital for a persistent pain that, unbeknownst to him, was being caused by a deadly infection. To save his life, doctors amputated his arms and legs.
Told in deeply personal and observational detail, STUMPED reveals how Will copes with the loss of his filmmaking career by pursuing stand-up comedy; navigates an evolving relationship with his enduringly supportive partner Angel, who becomes Will’s lover and caregiver; and gradually transforms, physically and spiritually, to amass the courage to try an experimental arm transplant procedure.
Filmed over four years, STUMPED explores the human spirit and our willingness to overcome challenges when daring to see what lies ahead.
In person for post-screening talkback and reception: subjects Will Lautzenheiser, Angel González, and Steve Delfino