When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser loses his limbs due to a bacterial infection, he takes an unconventional approach to therapy. Stand-up comedy. Meanwhile, a team of surgeons is performing transplants that restore patients’ bodies to unprecedented levels. With new hope to reclaim his independence, Will risks his life to undergo an experimental double-arm transplant.
Q&A will feature Dr. Richard Freeman, the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs at Dell Medical School and a veteran transplant surgeon. Freeman will be joined by STUMPED director Robin Berghaus and Linda Meeker, donor wife of Dennis Meeker. An AFS Grant-supported film.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Special thanks to our Community Supporters of this screening: Dell Medical School, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.