39 Pounds of Love (2005)

39 Pounds of Love
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dani Menkin Director n/a 2 2000001
Dani Menkin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel J. Chalfen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Yoav Kleinman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Geof Bartz Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chris Gubisch Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Synopsis
Ami Ankilewitz was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)--an extremely rare and often fatal form of muscular atrophy that severely limits his physical growth and movement yet at 34 years of age--he continues to outlive a doctor's prediction of life expectancy by 28 years. And counting. Ami, who weighs only 39 pounds, works in Israel as a 3D animator and creates his art despite the fact that his bodily motion is limited to a single finger on his left hand and in doing so, continues to redefine notions of a "limited" life. Ami journeys in search of the doctor who predicted his early demise. Along his journey, Ami attempts to come to terms with another major incident from his past and to complete a lifelong dream: To finally ride a Harley Davidson.