20th Titanic International Filmfestival

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

USA 2012
Directed by:

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
USA 2012

Dir.: Jesse Vile  
Prod.: Jesse Vile
Scr.: Jesse Vile
Phot.: Carl Burke
Ed.: Gideon Gold
Music: Jason Becker, Michael Lee Firkins
Cast: Jason Becker, Ehren Becker, Pat Becker, Gary Becker
Distr.: Dogwoof
87 mins

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is the extraordinary story of guitar prodigy Jason Becker and his fight with the degenerative disease ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease). The film charts the life of Jason Becker - from his early years learning guitar, to wowing fellow students with his prowess at the talent show, to being chosen as guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, to the diagnosis, and to where he is now, twenty years later, still making music, still very much alive.

The director's note: "It isn’t a “musician-becomesfamous-gets-hooked-on-drugs-nearly-dies-and-then-redeems-themselves” kind of story you hear so often. Those are all fine but Jason’s story goes so much deeper than that. It is really a story about love, family and the strength of the human spirit."



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