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So Much So Fast

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So Much So Fast
So Much So Fast: Steven Ascher

So Much So Fast

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
87 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/11/06
director:
Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan
distributor:
Balcony
author:
Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) degrades motor control and turns the human body into its own sarcophagus as the quick and unafflicted mind flutters wildly inside. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Heywood, like his brother Jamie, is a guy whose life is motion: Both are near-caricatures of ruddy WASP esprit until Stephen is diagnosed with ALS. As one brother deteriorates and the other embarks on a ”guerrilla science” jihad to find a cure, So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism.