• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • Documentary
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I Am Breathing Synopsis
A young father shows great strength through humor and humility in his final months living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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The Playlist

I Am Breathing is not a documentary intended to induce sobbing. It is, instead, a film about dying that is stunningly alive, wildly...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Neil Young
The last couple of years in one tragically truncated life are chronicled with a winning combination of sensitivity and humor in I Am...
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88

RogerEbert.com

An earnest and important film. It deserves to be seen by anyone who is interested in documentaries and anyone who is interested in the...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
A deeply affecting glimpse of a man's quest to salvage beauty from tragedy.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
"Breathing" takes its humorous, contemplative tonal cues from Neil himself.
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70

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Mr. Platt’s good-humored attitude helps keep the potent material from turning mawkish, and having his perspective also wards off a sense of...
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70

Variety

By Eddie Cockrell
Not so much harrowing as achingly reflective.
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60

The Guardian

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The directors' intimate domestic images only occasionally match the humour and ruminative poetry of their subject's own, blog-published...
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40

Time Out New York

Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s doc walks the line between a deathwatch film and an uplifting one, rather than simply rubbing the viewer’s...
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