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Title Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story

Publication Info. Be Here Now Productions, 2016.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (110 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time 014941
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Andy Whitfield, Vashti Whitfield
Event Originally produced by Be Here Now Productions in 2016.
Summary Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival, BE HERE NOW (THE ANDY WHITFIELD STORY) is a love story that follows actor Andy Whitfield, of Spartacus television fame, and his wife, Vashti, as they take on the most heroic role he's ever had to play: fighting a deadly disease. With matching 'Be Here Now' tattoos on their arms, they vow to go on a quest to heal Andy from a cancer diagnosis by embracing life rather than fear.. It is their remarkable openess, infectious sense of humor and determination to make the journey more important that the destination, that makes this film what Film Journal International called, "one of the most important and essential documents ever made about [the subject].". Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and nominated for a Documentary Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.. "An extraordinarily moving, deeply personal, filmed unflinching portrait of a couple struggling to form a united front against mounting adversity." - Michael Rechtshaffen, The Los Angeles Times**. "Using an observational style to reveal the intricacies of a progressive disease and candid strip away the veneer of celebrity implacability. The struggles are psychological as much as physical, with the couple trading their usual bantering conversations for resilient contemplation. Andy starts the battle in Spartacus’s defiant-warrior mode, but he finds greater strength in frailty and acceptance, the heroic stance of allowing himself to be human." - Village Voice
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Documentary-style films
Genre Health & Wellness
Documentary films.
Added Author Foster, Lilibet, filmmaker
Be Here Now Productions (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 2380669 Kanopy
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