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NewFest at The Center Presents:
STUMPED
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)
New York, NY 10011


Screening at 7:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM

NewFest Members: $5
General Admission: $15

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STUMPED
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