The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 72 minutes
Life changed very abruptly for Will Lautzenheiser. A promising filmmaker and teacher, Will became a quadrilateral amputee after sudden, unexplained septic shock. STUMPED is the amazing story of the years between amputation and the promise of a double-arm transplant. Don’t skip to the next film synopsis (yes, you!). This is not a depressing film you want to avoid. This is an uncompromising look at an uncompromising man. From doing comedy routines about his amputations at a local comedy club to posing for comedic photo shoots, Will is not your give-up sort of man. With the love of his partner Angel, his twin brother Tom, and a team of surgeons who should all be wearing wings, STUMPED is a film that grips you on levels you may have forgotten you have. Unflinching and darkly humorous, this documentary is about the ability to triumph and crack jokes while doing so. You will wince, laugh, and cheer. You will certainly cry. You will also leave with a deeper understanding of the meaning of victory. —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:35 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:40 AM
Recommended for High School Students +
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition
Related Daily Postings
CIFF Short Returns as Feature Film: Film Documents Tenacious Spirit
Robin Berghaus, Bryan W. Davies, Sam Kauffmann, Kevin McCarthy
Robin Berghaus, Renny McCauley