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Life According to Sam

Life According to Sam

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An official selection in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Life According to Sam explores the remarkable world of Sam Berns and the relentless pursuit of a treatment and cure by his parents (both doctors) to save their son from the fatal and extremely rare disease progeria, a progressive aging disorder. Directed by Sean and Andrea Fine (2013 Oscar winners for Inocente), this incredibly moving film chronicles three years of the family's inspiring efforts, which led to the first clinical drug trials and the discovery that progeria is linked to the human aging process. Without such a link, garnering support to research treatments for the mere 250 people on the planet with progeria would be far more difficult today. As Sams resilient parents race against the clock (average life expectancy for a person with progeria is 13 years) to find a cure, Sam embraces his circumstances with admirable courage. His family empowers him to enjoy his childhood as they seek what every family wants - to make the most of their time together. Following Sams triumphs and struggles as he philosophically plays the hand he has been dealt, Life According to Sam reveals the wisdom beyond his years.

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    Title: Life According to Sam
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Directors: Andrea Nix, Sean Fine
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
    Release Date: 4/29/2014
    Original Year: 2014
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 401636
    UPC: 888574016364
    Item #: 1131950X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/29/2014
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 94 minutes
    Studio: HBO Archives

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