“Aphasia: The Movie”
Official Selection, 2011 Feel Good Film Festival
August 13th, 2011, 6:30pm

Cal State LA Student Union Theatre
August 15, 2011, 5:30pm

The short narrative film Aphasia, starring Carl McIntyre, has been announced as an Official Selection of the 2011 Feel Good Film Festival (www.fgff.org) in California during the weekend of August 12-14 at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Aphasia will screen on Saturday, August 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187692.

If you are unable to make the Film Festival, Cal State LA & Cal State Northridge are sponsoring a screening on Monday, August 15th at 5:30pm at Cal State LA’s Student Union Theatre. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online: http://aphasiamoviescreening.uticketit.com/.

Aphasia was written by Jim Gloster, a Charlotte, NC director, actor and writer. Gloster wanted to capture the story of his friend, actor Carl McIntyre who suffered a massive stroke in 2005 at just 44 years of age. As a result, McIntyre lives with aphasia, an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence.

Aphasia is a double dose of reality told in narrative form. Carl stars as himself and portrays his life story in a powerful and nuanced performance. Aphasia uses comedy and pathos to raise awareness about aphasia and provide hope and inspiration to anyone working to overcome obstacles in their lives. The film recounts McIntyre’s first person experience during the stroke, his recovery and his struggle with his inability to communicate.

For more information about the movie, visit http://aphasiathemovie.com.