Steve Gleason Film to Appear at Sundance

00:30 January 19, 2016
By: Kathy Bradshaw

Steve Gleason, former Saints player and Super Bowl hero, has yet another thing to be proud of.  His feature-length documentary film Gleason has been accepted into this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 21 through 31, 2016.  The film is a contender in the U.S. Documentary category, and premiers this coming Saturday January 23.  Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS-- or Lou Gehrig’s disease-- in 2011, and has been trying to increase awareness of and improve treatment for the disease through his organization Team Gleason, while fighting his own battles against his debilitating condition.  Gleason focuses not only on Gleason’s own private struggles, but also on overcoming major obstacles in life, and the resilience of the human spirit as a whole.  What began as a series of personal videos dedicated to Gleason’s son Rivers, has been compiled and expanded upon into a full-length, powerful documentary with an important message to tell, worthy of the likes of Sundance.  Said Gleason, “The hope is that this film will be a catalyst for positive change and choices for those who face major challenges in life.  If there is a takeaway, we believe those who watch might think differently about life, love and family.”  Best of luck to Gleason and his film team. 

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