Where I Am
Slamdance Film Festival
Director: Pamela Drynan
In 1999, writer Robert Drake was brutally attacked by two local men and left for dead in Sligo, Ireland. The assault left Drake horribly crippled: unable to walk without a sense of balance, he is now confined to a wheelchair, and has difficulty speaking or paying attention for long periods of time. Over 10 years have passed since the attack and Drake, now living in Philadelphia, longs to return to Ireland—both to confront his attackers and to revisit the town he once called home. With the help of his personal assistant, Butch Cordora, Drake must deal with the emotional frustrations of what his life used to be, of what his life would have been and of his current situation. In her feature film directorial debut, Pamela Drynan presents a powerfully inspiring documentary. The world would be a much better place if we all had Drake's positivity and his incredible ability to forgive.
Date: 1.19, 11:00 AM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Gallery Screening Room
Date: 1.24, 6:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room