San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Life According to Sam

August 6, 2013

directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix, 2013

Life According to Sam

Life According to Sam opens with a 13-year-old boy informing us of the way he views his condition. “I didn’t put myself in front of you to have you feel bad for me.” Sam is one of the few unlucky victims of a rare and fatal disease called progeria, a mysterious illness which causes premature aging. The average age of death for people who have the disease is 13. There’s no cure and no treatment. Rather than making a documentary solely about Sam and his family’s struggle, directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix craft a wholly relatable and empathetic portrait of communal kinship and steadfast action in the hope of finding a cure.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine


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