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      It's Not Yet Dark

      Released Aug 4, 2017 1h 17m Documentary TRAILER for It's Not Yet Dark: Trailer 1 List It's Not Yet Dark: Trailer 1 It's Not Yet Dark: Trailer 1 2:33 View more videos
      95% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 65% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice refuses to let a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease stop him from directing a feature film using only his eyes to communicate via a computer. Read More Read Less

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      Donald Clarke Irish Times Clearly a man with a restless brain, [Simon] Fitzmaurice - relying on an eye-gaze computer - also completed a memoir of his illness titled It's Not Yet Dark. Now it has become a moving, lively documentary. Rated: 4/5 Oct 13, 2017 Full Review Rex Reed Observer We are watching the real deal-not a re-enactment with actors simulating life, but life itself. Aug 5, 2017 Full Review Glenn Kenny Both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring. Rated: 3/4 Aug 4, 2017 Full Review Rachel Brook One Room With A View Fenton skimps a bit when it comes to conveying timeline, yet the emotional arc is so investing that this is likely to escape notice. Rated: 4/5 Mar 1, 2019 Full Review Andréas Giannopoulos 4:3 Unfortunately, it becomes very clear very quickly that the strangely condescending nature of Fenton's opening image isn't an ironic set-up for later deconstruction. Dec 15, 2017 Full Review Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Docu about man whose love of life crushes dire prognosis. Rated: 4/5 Dec 12, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member LOL, this documentary movie is narrated by Colin Ferrell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member This film is not maudlin, sugar-coated or depressing. While this documentary concerns the effect of ALS (MND) on one man and his family, it is much more than just about disease. This is a documentary on the life and passion of director, writer, husband and father, Simon Fitzmaurice. It did not leave me in tears, but only impressed with his accomplishments and the skills of the director of this documentary, Frankie Fenton. Reading the synopsis and searching online about Simon Fitzmaurice gave me data that almost caused me to skip this film. Unlike many films about devastating illnesses, this one radiates hope not despair. Technically this film is scored, edited, filmed and directed flawlessly. Colin Farrell was more than just a narrator, his voice gave this film an energy and force which made the film flow. The term, "talking heads" for family friends and relatives giving exposition does not even fully apply. Everyone who spoke were clear, eloquent and interesting. No one lost precious time with family, friends and co-workers by angst or what-ifs. As said earlier, I was not left in tears, only hopeful for all of us. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member An intellectually stimulating look and thought experiment about a disease that is horrifying to the families and people who have to endure the track it makes people who are diagnosed with it. I thought it was better than Gleason, though the family (wife in particular) was a bit disconnected from the movie it felt. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice refuses to let a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease stop him from directing a feature film using only his eyes to communicate via a computer.
      Frankie Fenton
      Kathryn Kennedy, Lesley McKimm
      Production Co
      Newgrange Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 4, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 17m
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