At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, a former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later Steve and his wife Michel discovered that Michel was pregnant with their first child. Director Clay Tweel's (Finders Keepers, Print the Legend) film masterfully assembles roughly four years of footage including personal and surprisingly humorous video journals shot by Gleason himself for his then-unborn son Rivers and his globe-trotting adventures undertaken as part of his mission to live his life to the fullest. What emerges from this incredibly intimate portrait is not only a showcase of the ...

  • DirectorClay Tweel
  • Runtime 1 hr 51 min
  • StudioAmazon Studios
  • QualityHD

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'Gleason' Offers a Glimpse at the Real Struggles of Living With ALS - WUNC

January 21, 2017

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'Gleason' Offers a Glimpse at the Real Struggles of Living With ALS
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So Gleason started recording video diaries for his future son. And after taping thousands of hours of footage, the couple called in filmmaker Clay Tweel. He assembled it into a film called “Gleason.” And it's on the shortlist for a Best Documentary Oscar.

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January 11, 2017

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Secondly, I was concerned that the movie was going to be too overwhelmingly sad. I remember right when we started post, my co-editor Brian Palmer gave me the book, “This Much Is True,” a compilation of interviews with documentary filmmakers.

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Steve Gleason Explains How Director Clay Tweel Was Chosen to ... - Hollywood Reporter

January 10, 2017

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It takes an incredible commitment to live triumphantly with ALS. We wanted to find a director who could sift through all of the footage to capture the sincerity and ...

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'Gleason's Clay Tweel On “Finding Light In Things” And Editing 1200 Hours of Footage - Deadline

January 4, 2017

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“Scott Fujita is a producer on the movie, and a long time teammate of Steve's,” Tweel says. “There's a very famous story he tells. The first day of practice he shows up and Steve Gleason is in the middle of the football field doing yoga by himself, and ...

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Weekend Watch: Documentary Oscar Contender 'Gleason' Is an Emotional Wringer - Decider

December 30, 2016

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Weekend Watch: Documentary Oscar Contender 'Gleason' Is an Emotional Wringer
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And Gleason is a movie that will make you cry. The 2016 documentary distributed by Amazon Studios is about Steve Gleason, who played pro football for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2007, was diagnosed with ALS — or Lou Gehrig's Disease — in 2011 ...

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You can now watch the movie “Gleason” on Amazon Prime video.

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