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Stumped

A comedian prevails over the loss of his limbs with humour and revolutionary medicine.

Credits

Dir Robin Berghaus
Prod Robin Berghaus, Bryan W Davies, Sam Kauffmann, Kevin McCarthy
USA
2017
72min
Prod Co Berghaus Productions LLC

Will Lautzenheiser is a young film professor whose world was suddenly turned upside down when he was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening infection that rapidly led to the loss of his arms and legs. Mustering phenomenal strength and determination, and with the caring support of his boyfriend Angel and identical twin brother Tom, Will set out on the road to recovery. Within months, he made considerable progress and faced down any challenges with humour, which led him into the world of comedy, with routines on taboos, disability and coming to terms with his new body. Exploring an emerging world of possibilities offered by hand transplants, this extraordinary documentary feature debut finds Will encountering others who have undergone similar operations as he contemplates a pioneering new procedure.

Zorian Clayton

Additional information

Please note this film is in English but will be shown with English subtitles - not closed captions.

The introduction/Q&A will be BSL interpreted at both screenings (28 and 30 March).

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Robin Berghaus, Director-Producer

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.


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