Few documentaries will move you this year as much as Clay Tweel’s acclaimed “Gleason.” The powerful and inspiring true story follows New Orleans NFL hero Steve Gleason after he learned he has been diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Only given a life expectancy of two to five years, Gleason’s life gets another dramatic surprise when his wife announces they are expecting their first child. Hoping to leave a legacy for his son and make the world a better place for all people with neurological disorders, he begins filming himself and leaving messages for his unborn baby.
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“Gleason” opens in select theaters this Friday.