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So Much So FastALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) degrades motor control and turns the human body into its own sarcophagus as the quick and unafflicted mind flutters wildly...So Much So FastDocumentaryPT87MUnratedALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) degrades motor control and turns the human body into its own sarcophagus as the quick and unafflicted mind flutters wildly...2006-10-04Balcony
So Much So Fast

(So Much So Fast: Steven Ascher)

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So Much So Fast

Genre: Documentary; Director: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan; Author: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan; Release Date Limited: 10/11/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 87; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Balcony

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) degrades motor control and turns the human body into its own sarcophagus as the quick and unafflicted mind flutters wildly inside. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Heywood, like his brother Jamie, is a guy whose life is motion: Both are near-caricatures of ruddy WASP esprit until Stephen is diagnosed with ALS. As one brother deteriorates and the other embarks on a ”guerrilla science” jihad to find a cure, So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism.