Acclaimed ALS Movie, TransFatty Lives, Now Playing in San Diego (Jan 8-14)
In this documentary 10 years in the making, internet sensation, DJ, and
filmmaker Patrick O’ Brien (known as TransFatty to his legions of fans), is diagnosed with
ALS. He decides to make a documentary about life after his diagnosis, resulting in a
humorous, touching, and wildly inventive account of a man who refuses to let his disease
define who he is.
At 30, Patrick O’Brien was TransFatty: NYC DJ, Internet personality, and
filmmaker. Then he was diagnosed with ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease). Given 2 to 5
years to live, Patrick braves the unthinkable and turns his camera onto himself. Forcefully
lacking self-pity, he captures the emotion, humor, and absurdity of real life as he makes art,
gets political, falls in love, and fathers a son in this winner of the Audience Award at the
Tribeca Film Festival.
“An unusually playful and emotionally involving first-person chronicle of
serious illness.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
“A doc as vibrant as its auteur’s mind, even as his body is rendered immobile.” – Meave
Gallagher, L.A. Weekly
“Deeply moving and rambunctiously funny.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“By its end, “TransFatty Lives” leaves no doubt that its hero not only lives to accept his
state, but thrives on it.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
Friday, January 8: 4:15, 10:15
Saturday, January 9: 2:00
Sunday, January 10: 8:30
Monday, January 11: 1:00
Tuesday, January 12: 7:30
Wednesday, January 13: 1:00
Thursday, January 14: 5:00, 9:00
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
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