Just watching the trailer for The Ataxian sent chills over my body!

What a life...

What a message...

Here are more details about the screening of The Ataxian and the fundraiser for the Freidreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA):

How would you react to a life debilitating and fatal illness? In “The Ataxian,” one man shows the world that it is possible to take action and find hope under even the most life-threatening and daunting of circumstances.

At age 17, Kyle Bryant was diagnosed with the relatively unknown progressive neuromuscular disease, Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), for which there was no medication, nor cure. As Kyle lost his ability to play his favorite sports and even walk, he began biking long distances in a specially outfitted “trike.”

When he is finally relegated to a wheel chair, Kyle decides that enough is enough. He enlists the help of three friends, Sean—who also has FA—John and Mike, and they embark on the “toughest bike race in the world,” the Race Across America (RAAM).

In this feature-length documentary filmmakers and childhood friends Kevin Schlanser and Zack Bennett capture what is a grueling 9-day non-stop journey for anyone—much less someone with an energy-depriving affliction—that starts in Oceanside, CA, ending in Annapolis, MD. What happens along the way inspires hope in the hearts of other families battling FA and starts a movement, now known as rideATAXIA.

Set to an incredible soundtrack featuring Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Belle Brigade, and others, the audience accompanies Kyle and his relay bike team through magnificent sweeping landscapes and the unbreakable spirit of a life-changing cross-country trip that shows: life is about how we react.


The Ataxia screening and FARA fundraiser:

* Free and open to the public! Share with your friends!
* Donation are gladly accepted at the door and benefits the Freidreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
* Doors open at 1pm.
* Movie starts at 2pm. Approximate film length is 80 minutes.
* Appetizers and cash bar available.
* Q & A after the movie with the amazing Kyle Bryant, Dylan Helms and Sienna Helms
* Lucky Draw Raffle! $5/ticket We will be drawing for:
Week Lodging at Big Sky Resort
Romantic Weekend at Hot Springs, Montana
Handmade Poker Table
Mountain Bike

WHAT: Screening of The Ataxia and Fundraiser for FARA

WHEN: Sunday, March 11th, 2018

WHERE: The Wilma

TIME: 2 pm - 5 pm

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