Gleason

A powerful look into the disease's shockingly rapid pace and one man's battle against it.
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Tweel has crafted a film that goes beyond the facts of Gleason's life into the depths of human anguish and resilience that define character. It promotes an awareness of ALS that goes beyond the best-intended any ice-bucket challenge — and ranks as a profound achievement.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Synopsis

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: with purpose, for his newborn son, for his wife, and to help others with his disease.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, August 12, 2016
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 110
Year: 2016
Status: Completed

CREDITS

CAST
Steve Gleason
DIRECTED BY
Clay Tweel

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Michel Varisco, Steve Gleason and Rivers Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Steve Gleason and Drew Brees in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Lori Burns Distributor: Open Road films.
Steve Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films
Michel Varisco, Steve Gleason and Rivers Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Steve and Rivers Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Rivers Gleason, Michel Varisco and Steve Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Director Clay Tweel, GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Mike McCready and Steve Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Michel Varisco, Steve Gleason and Rivers Gleason in GLEASON. Photo credit: Suzanne Alford. Courtesy of Open Road films.
Steve Gleason and Rivers Gleason in GLEASON. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Open Road Films.