LIfe. Support. Music.
LIfe. Support. Music. (2009)

The resilience of the human spirit and the restorative power of true love serve as the focal points of this documentary, which follows the recovery process of a gifted guitarist stricken by a debilitating brain hemorrhage. Guitarist Jason… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Perhaps the film should be called Life. Support. Music. Pretension.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

As in Metzgar's Chances of the World Changing and his recent Reporter, the helmer's quiet narration and sharp focus grant his subjects a matter-of-fact dignity.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Inspiring story of how the love of his family and his creativity are lifelines pulling a young man with a brain hemorrhage back into the land of the living.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

If you can get past the excruciating title, Life. Support. Music. is a blessedly nimble journey from loss to reclamation.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Eric Daniel Metzgar has made a not-very-good movie marked by his consistent inability to let the material speak for itself.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Metzgar, whose previous two docs received awards, should consider making a follow-up movie down the road. Wherever Jason and his family are at that point, odds are it will provide another opportunity to shed tears of joy and sorrow.

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Drew Toal
Time Out

Watching Crigler go from likable, ax-wielding guy to a prone figure who can't even close his mouth, and then his eventual return to the stage, is inspiring, and reaffirms our belief in the healing power of rock & roll.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A mostly touching, inspirational and engrossing documentary.

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Micah Towery
Slant Magazine

Suffers from its inability to disentangle its sentimental attachments from what is universally empathic.

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