Life According to Sam
This documentary follows the personal story of Sam & his family, who have dedicated their lives to find a cure for Progeria, a deadly accelerated aging disease Sam was diagnosed with in 1998. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean & Andrea Fine, the film is inspiring and full of hope. HBO
- Tonight! SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Utah Film Center today announced the winner of its annual Peek Award for Disability in Film, recognizing filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for their documentary 'Life According to Sam'. T...his year’s Peek Award event will focus on the family featured in the documentary—Drs. Scott Berns and Leslie Gordon, and their son Sam—as well as their work in discovering the progeria gene, the cause of the rare genetic disorder. The Peek Award annually honors an actor, filmmaker, or subject of a film who is positively impacting societal perceptions of individuals with disabilities. The Fines are Academy Award nominees and three-time Emmy Award winners, whose documentary was featured during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Following a screening of the film, the award will be presented by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow on November 6 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. See More
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