FILM: Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (15)
At the age of 19, rock star Jason Becker was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Doctors said that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday and that he would never make music again.
Twenty-two years later, Jason is still alive. Unable to move or speak, he continues to make music with his eyes, refusing to give up on his dream of becoming a musician despite the terrible hand that life has dealt him.
Made with the full co-operation of Jason and the Becker family, Jesse Vile’s inspirational documentary draws on a vast archive of never-before-seen photos and footage to celebrate Jason’s extraordinary life and the enduring strength of the human spirit despite the most incredible odds.
Released: November 16 (UK, selected cinemas), 86 mins