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To the Edge of the Sky Directed
Todd Wider and Jedd Wider USA / 2017 / 121 minutes
Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider, Brian Ariotti
SYNOPSIS: To the Edge of the Sky is about the heroic and inspirational battle of four American mothers whose sons are diagnosed with the degenerative Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal disease and the number one genetic killer of boys, as they fight the FDA to gain access to a potentially life-saving drug. The film intimately records the transformation of these four mothers into the country's leading political activists pushing the government to allow access to a drug that may help save their sons' lives and the children of hundreds of other parents. Their story of unrelenting strength in the face of institutional adversity shows us that change is possible if you are willing to fight for it. This is a film about the power of courage, hope against all odds and the unbreakable bond between parent and child.
For over sixteen years, Todd and Jedd Wider have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the 2012 King's Point nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, the multiple Primetime Emmy Awarding and Peabody Award winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012), the Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011), the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) and the 2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary and 2009 Emmy and Peabody Award Winner for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) directed by Alex Gibney.
Their directorial debut, God Knows Where I Am (2016) premiered to critical acclaim and has been screened in cities and film festivals all over the world, winning numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize for International Feature at Hot Docs. In 2011, the Producers Guild of America nominated each Todd Wider and Jedd Wider for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.
Producer(s): Brian Ariotti, Todd Wider, Jedd Wider
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