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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

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When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a feature-length documentary film that tells the incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit. The film has been made with the full co-operation of Jason ...

  • DirectorJesse Vile
  • Runtime: 1 hr 26 min
  • StudioKino International
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Amazon Customer
Five Stars

I thought that this movie is important. Jason is such an inspiration!

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Jonathan Brown
Great documentary on an amazing individual.

I have known of Jason's illness for years but just heard about this film recently. It was very inspirational and uplifting for something that could have been very sad. The film does a great job of showing his upbeat attitude and outlook and focuses on his success even after his illness forced him to stop playing.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Mike B
I love the Becker Family and Caregivers

Jason and his entire family and caregivers are all personal heroes of mine. It has been one of my life's great honors to work with and know them. This documentary is truly beautiful and inspiring. Every person that I have ever recommended it to has loved it and been deeply inspired by it.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
OzAmaro
when compared to what this man has gone through for the love of his music

Every musician should watch this movie to learn about what whiners most of us are, when compared to what this man has gone through for the love of his music. Watch....and learn.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Antillus Raucus
Love you man

Jason, brother, you are an inspiration to all of us. Love you man!

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Charles F. Botton
Great film. People criticised the editing

Get off your ass and do something!!Great film . People criticised the editing...well You try to reign in a story this big!

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
John W.
Well done! Entertaining and Educational!

I enjoyed this thoroughly. Growing up during this same time (same age as JB), guitar player, DLR fan. I found this sad/happy/fascinating/educational. My wife (who has very little interest in shredding guitar players) found this to be a great movie also. Jason Becker is such an inspiring man who was robbed of physical ability yet never gave up. ALS is a scary disease that takes you so quickly. He the epitome of perseverance.

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