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Sponsored by the University of Iowa Council on Disability Awareness, OneWatch seeks to engage the campus community in conversations related to disability and disability awareness, based on a common film experience. Similar to One Community, One Book programs, community members will view the selected title on their own and come together to discuss the film/series and the broader themes and any questions that may arise.
The selection for Spring 2019 is Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment —with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) —Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life.
Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
2019 - Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
2018 - Atypical
2017 - Theory of Everything
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot - Official Trailer
At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. Content draws from the disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.