Thursday, March 05, 2009

seattle jewish film festival to screen my left hand...

Another chance to go see My Left Hand!

Josh Isaac's documentary, My Left Hand, will be presented again in Seattle Jewish Film Festival's 2009 lineup. The documentary film will show as part of the closing day festivities on May 3, 2009, at 5pm at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). It is a free screening co-sponsored by the NW Sarcoma Foundation, with any contributions raised going to support the foundation.

Josh made My Left Hand during his battle with epithelioid sarcoma in 2004/5. It follows two years of chemos, radiations, and surgery. But as I've written before, even more emotional than all of the difficult treatments it documents, Josh's portrayal of how his cancer affected and still affects his family, community, and himself is truly moving.

The film first premiered at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) in 2007 where it won the Survivor Spirit Award. It also screened that year at the Tacoma Film Festival winning the Audience Choice Award. And as part of Seattle Jewish Family Services' healing program there were two screenings in 2008. The DVD is available for purchase through paypal.


Take a moment to see the trailer for the film... And then if you're in the area, come support Josh on May 3rd!


2 comments:

Becky said...

Wow. Thank you for posting that. I really want to see the whole thing.

Thinking of you, Kim and Josh...

Karen said...

I would really like to see the whole film. If you have a copy, it would be nice if you could send it with your mom or dad when they come to Israel. How brave Josh is!