VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS SCREENINGS AND EVENTS
Friday, June 21 at 7:30pm at the SMG Spring Valley
13933 North Central Expressway
I AM BREATHING is about the thin space between life and death.
Neil Platt ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes:
“It’s amazing how adaptable we are when we have to be.
It’s what separates us and defines us as human beings.”
Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar. How can he make sense of the last 34 years? How can he anticipate what Oscar might want to know about his father in a future Neil can only imagine? He tries to tell the story of his life from his memories and impressions of love, friends and motorbike rides.
Neil faces Motor Neurone Disease with incredible humour and honesty, determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog that touched many people. With his posts forming the film’s narration, I AM BREATHING tries to listen to Neil as he asks in the last months of his life: ”What makes us human?”
DALLAS SCREENINGS AND EVENTS
Women In Film-Dallas Member Showcase
Oak Cliff Film Festival, Texas Theatre
June 6 – 9
The film festival features the very best of Oak Cliff’s theater venues and highlights the popular restaurants and bars of the burgeoning Bishop Arts district. Led by the Aviation Cinemas team who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, the Oak Cliff Film Festival seeks to “showcase the best of independent and brave film making of all stripes” from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Austin, and beyond.
Angelika Film Center Dallas, July 11 – 18, 2013
Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema. Over the last ten years, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 400 Asian and Asian American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas. The films have also allowed festival goers a chance to experience other lives and cultures without leaving their seats.