(Robin Berghaus, U.S., 2017, 72 min.)
Life changed very abruptly for Will Lautzenheiser. A promising filmmaker and teacher, Will became a quadrilateral amputee after sudden, unexplained septic shock. Stumped is the amazing story of the years between amputation and the promise of a double-arm transplant. This is not a depressing film you want to avoid. This is an uncompromising look at an uncompromising man. Preceded by the short Still Sophie (Caroline Knight, U.S., 2016, 7 min.): Doctors said Sophie may never walk, talk, or perform again — but they were wrong.
All SLIFF programs at Webster University are free in 2017 except for The Blot (with live accompaniment by the Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra) on Nov. 12. Tickets for that special event are $15, with no discounts or passes accepted. Advance tickets for The Blot are for sale online through Brown Paper Tickets. In the "Search Events" box, enter either the name of the film or SLIFF. Free programs and master classes require no tickets and are first come, first served.
Saturday, November 4 at 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building
8274 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119