March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 83 minutes
There are three men, all talented and ambitious, but with no obvious connection: James Chippendale owns a company that insures musical performances and large-scale events. Seun Adebiyi was born in Nigeria but moved to Alabama with his mother when he was six. He graduated from Yale Law School in 2009 and hopes to become the first Nigerian to compete in the winter Olympics. Michael Brecker, one of the most influential tenor saxophonists of all time, won 15 Grammy awards while performing with everyone from Aerosmith to Zappa. The tie that binds these three energetic men is their struggle with leukemia. All became desperate to find their vital bone marrow match in order to survive. Director Noah Hutton chronicles their battle with illness and their inspiring resilience as they describe their new mission-bringing awareness about bone marrow donation to the millions of people capable of saving lives. MORE TO LIVE FOR provides personal accounts of people who muster all their strength and corral all their resources to make a difference. You'll feel empowered to be part of the cure. –B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Noah Hutton graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 where he studied Art History and Neuroscience. He resides in New York City.
"Crude Independence" (2009), MORE TO LIVE FOR (2010)
This film is presented with the generous support of CHRIS S.W. BLAKE and LAURA WATILO BLAKE.