27th, 1995, Christopher Reeve, known
throughout the world for his role as Superman, was
paralyzed from the neck down in a riding accident.
This intimate portrait filmed by his son Matthew,
focuses on Chris’ remarkable recovery of movement and
his constant fight to fully regain his mobility.
These two stirring documentaries,
Hope in Motion and Choosing Hope, follow Chris closely
over many months of treatment and public campaigning
for funds for stem cell research. Everyday aspects of
his family life are combined with regular visits to a
medical center, documenting his recovery beginning
with the movement of a single finger.
Chris died before his most fervent wish could come to
pass. What emerges through this film is a portrait of
an intelligent, determined, candid and outspoken man
who was able to maintain his sense of humour in the
face of adversity. His inspiring personality will
shine through as you follow his unpredictable,
TIME: 2 hours plus bonus material