States of Grace

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Film | Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $6

States of Grace

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States of Grace intimately captures the transformation of a revered physician, pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. The film follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina in this inspiring portrait of devotion, trust, and resilience.

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About Director Mark Lipman:

Mark Lipman (Co-Director) has worked as a documentary filmmaker for thirty years, exploring a wide range of subjects from domestic violence to human sexuality to affordable housing and community organizing. Lipman has produced media for non-profit organizations throughout New England including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where he documented the creation of new artwork by internationally renowned artists-in-residence. As a freelance editor, he has worked for the NOVA series at WGBH/Boston and for many other Boston-area companies. He co-founded Open Studio Productions in 2004 after moving to San Francisco. Since 1981, he has been an active member of New Day Films, serving several times as its chief financial officer and as a member of its steering committee.  Lipman has an MFA in filmmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BA in psychology from Harvard University.


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On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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