A Lion in the House
Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
This emotionally charged documentary follows the unique stories of five children and their families as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, this series documents the stressors that can tear a family apart, as well as the courage of children facing the possibility of death, with honesty, dignity, and humor. As the film compresses six years into one narrative, it puts viewers in the shoes of parents, physicians, nurses, siblings, grandparents, and social workers who struggle to defeat an indiscriminate and predatory disease. A co-production with ITVS.
Recipient of a Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking and Best Feature Documentary nominee for the Independent Spirit Awards. 2006, U.S., DCP, 225 minutes. Recommended for 12+.
Cinema + Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will introduce the screening.