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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

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When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes. Jason Becker : Not Dead Yet is a feature-length documentary film that tells the incredible story of a guitar legend who refuses to give up on his dream of being a musician despite the most incredible odds. It is a story of dreams, love, and the strength of the human spirit.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2012
Box Office: $794
Runtime:
Kino Lorber Films - Official Site

Cast

Ehren Becker
as Ehren Becker
Gary Becker
as Gary Becker
Pat Becker
as Pat Becker
Ron Becker
as Ron Becker
Jason Becker
as Jason Becker
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Critic Reviews for Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

Music-centric doc offers an undepressing look at Lou Gehrig's disease.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

[Becker] comes across as a warm, funny man blessed with a devoted family and friends.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

The film says frustratingly little about how everything is managed financially, but the perseverance by all concerned is beautiful to see.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Jesse Vile's inspiring heartbreaker of a documentary is cleaved into two well-judged halves: We see Becker continuing on, robbed of speech and movement, yet undiminshed in his musical creativity.

Full Review… | December 11, 2012
Time Out
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Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ...

Full Review… | December 11, 2012
Village Voice
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The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a terrific documentary about virtuoso guitar player Jason Becker who had his career dramatically cut short by Lou Gehrig's disease. The odds were against him as he was given a short time to survive and he would never write music again. But that was not to be. He did indeed survive and with the help of software that follows the movement of his eyes, he still writes music. This documentary is really inspiring and eye opening experience. I've been playing the guitar since Iwas17 and was born with Cerebral Palsy, and seeing this film really made me realize how much Jason Becker is a man who overcame his ALS to write music again. As a guitarist, Jason Becker had great skills and was on par with the greats like Eddie Van Halen. This is a must see documentary that shouldn't just be seen as a "music" documentary and should also be seen as story of triumph over the impossible. Guitar players should enjoy this film, but anyone looking for a real and inspiring documentary should give this a shot. Just because it's about a musician, it shouldn't turn you off of wanting to see this one. This is truly an eye opening documentary that is well told and has terrific interviews with the people who know Jason Becker as well as his family. In terms of a documentary, this is one of the best that I have seen in quite some time and tells a really human story and overall a very important one. This documentary may actually help inspire people accomplish something and never give up in their goals. That is what I got out of this film and is the most important thing you can take away from it as well.

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