NYC PREMIERE Lydia Emily is a mural artist, teacher, single mother, and one of the innumerable Americans who are navigating an unforgiving healthcare system, as she lives with advancing multiple sclerosis, which threatens to put an end to her career. This inspiring film records Emily’s dedication to create amidst mounting debt and an ever-present sense of mortality, the film records her determination to survive while constantly making more art to bring joy to the people around her. – Bedatri Choudhury

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Libby Spears, Sam Hook, composer John Medeski, subject Lydia Emily Archibald

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a loop. 

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Director: Libby Spears
Executive Producer: Abigail E. Disney, Doug Blush, Suzanne Lafetra
Cinematographer: Amy Bench, Libby Spears, Chris G. Parkhurst, Daniel J. Clark
Editor: Sam Hook, Elisa Bonora
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022