On Screen/In Person Film Screening: States of Grace – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington Upstairs – Wilmington, DE – April 15th, 2017

On Screen/In Person Film Screening: States of Grace

Light Up the Queen Foundation presents

On Screen/In Person Film Screening: States of Grace

Sat · April 15, 2017

2:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs

Pay-What-You-Can at the door

This event is all ages

All screenings show in The Olympia Room - 4th Floor.

On Screen/In Person
On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.

All individual screening dates and details of the documentaries are announced for the 2016-17 screenings below the general list. You can visit our Facebook page for more information, or contact Judy Hickman at lightupthequeen@gmail.com or 302-504-9575.

The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening.

Pay-What-You-Can at the door (No reservations needed).
States of Grace
States of Grace
A Documentary by Mark Lipman of San Francisco, CA

Film Synopsis:
Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Grace intimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. For Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS specialist who was honored by the Dalai Lama, a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. States of Grace follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina, who was born with cerebral palsy.

Family dynamics are turned upside down as each of them must negotiate new roles and responsibilities. As the only able-bodied person in their household, Fu becomes the primary caregiver to Grace while also taking on a more active role as parent. Grace, meanwhile, must reconcile her joy at still being alive with the frustration of being so dependent on others. With dry humor and brave candor, the three of them slowly recalibrate their lives together and apart.

Through verité footage and interviews with doctors, family, and friends, States of Grace paints an inspiring portrait of devotion and trust as it delicately documents one woman’s fight to reinvent herself.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/