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TransFatty Lives full movie is released on Nov 20, 2015. Watch TransFatty Lives online - the English Documentary movie from United States. TransFatty Lives is directed by Patrick O'Brien and created by Lasse Järvi with Patrick O'Brien and Michele Dupree.

At 30, Patrick O'Brien was TransFatty, a New York City DJ, Internet personality, and filmmaker. He spent his days as a beer-drinking creative force, making art films about perverts, vulnerable souls, and Howard Johnson's restaurants. Then his legs started shaking. Defying sentimentality, TRANSFATTY LIVES takes you on an emotional roller coaster from Patrick's wild, fun-loving days into the dark heart of ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease). Given 2 to 5 years to live, Patrick first loses his ability to walk, then move his arms, then to swallow, and even to breathe. With the support of his bewildered friends and family Patrick braves the unthinkable and turns his camera onto himself. As the director and star of his own documentary, Patrick films every step of his debilitating journey from first diagnosis through his current paralysis. Forcefully lacking self-pity, he captures the emotion, humor, and absurdity of real life as he makes art, gets political, falls in love, fathers a son, and fights extreme depression and paranoia. At 40, Patrick has completed this film by typing directions to his editors with the movements of his pupils. Miraculously, TRANSFATTY LIVES is not a movie about death. Because, while Patrick's brain stopped being able to control his muscles, it remains brilliantly alive, allowing him to ask: "What if my diminishing physical abilities can be inversely proportional to my journey inward? And, more importantly, "will there be bacon and unicorns once I get there?"

As know as:

TransFatty Lives, TransFatty zyje

Release Date:

Nov 20, 2015

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 23, 2016

Countries:

United States

Language:

English

Stream Service:

FilmBuff

Production Companies:

Handsome Cargo

Official Site:

Official Blog

Reviews

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
There was an opportunity to explore in more depth the phenomenon of abandonment that many with debilitating diseases speak of - the people they thought would be there for the long haul fall away - but Mr. O'Brien doesn't take it.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 27, 2015
Dennis Harvey
Variety
An unusually playful and emotionally involving first-person chronicle of serious illness.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 23, 2015
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
For much of the time, "TransFatty Lives" is an affirming rage against stillness, of any kind.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 19, 2015

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