One Last Lecture

In 2004 my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The symptoms (stiff body, lethargic walking, slurred talking) forced him into retirement at the age of 50, from a profession that he so loved in teaching. His symptoms progressed at a rate that was uncommon for a Parkinson's sufferer, which led doctors to re-diagnose dad with Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), a more severe neurological condition with an average prognosis of nine years. A few years ago I started filming dad, aware that our time together would be affected and significantly shortened by this re-diagnosis. Initially I planned for the film to be a short piece as a way of preserving our relationship through film, as he had done with his family through home videos. The film grew and grew, leading to the involvement of a video production company and now, finally, it has hour long documentary. The film documents my dad's disease, how it affects his relationships, his self-image and his deterioration. In it, I attempt to remind him of the worth he still has left, of the lives he has touched and the difference he has made. To do so, I took him back to school to meet his former students, to give one last lecture.

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Running Time
1 hours
Will Norman
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «One Last Lecture» (20)

Justin avatar

Never in my life have I loved a movie so much I needed to see it again immediately after I watched it!

Donna avatar

Holy smokes! Suffice to say this movie is amazing! One of the best of the year

Steven Patterson avatar
Steven Patterson

This movie was a flawlessly directed masterpiece. Just watch it.

Frances Lane avatar
Frances Lane

A very good movie! When it comes to end, you want to see more, and more, and more…

Steven B. avatar
Steven B.

I saw this movie with my wife and I have to say this was even better than I ever thought possible!

Christina C. avatar
Christina C.

Little cheezy at times but I do like it.

Bruce H. avatar
Bruce H.

Really enjoyed it. It was good.

Deborah G. avatar
Deborah G.

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.