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What is OneWatch?

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 

Synopsis

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

OneWatch Selections

  • 2019 - Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • 2018 - Atypical
  • 2017 - Theory of Everything

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OneWatch logo designed by Donald Baxter. Copyright retained by University of Iowa Council on Disability Awareness. 

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot - Official Trailer

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot (2018)

  • Available through Swank Digital Campus (requires HawkID and password)
    Non UI patrons
  • Streaming on Amazon Prime (requires subscription) - Non UI patrons
  • Available for purchase/rent on Google Play
  • Available for purchase/rent on VUDU
  • Available for purchase/rent on iTunes

Audio descriptions and captioning options available

1 hour, 55 min

Disability in the Modern World

Janalyn Moss

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Janalyn Moss
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