Composed (79m, Documentary, Chicago, IL, USA)
Sunday, July 10, 2011 4:30 pm Film Block
Composed follows musician and dwarf, Chris Errera, in a dynamic portrayal of overcoming odds and championing fate throughout his everyday life. Simple daily activities require Chris to find the balance between strength and struggle. Chicago filmmaker, Charley Rivkin, wrote and directed Composed. This film is the first co-production between Renner Media Group and Frontsight Productions. Rivkin adeptly invites us on a journey that inspired the making of this film. Chris Errera, who stands a little over 4 feet tall, has faced many obstacles. Before his 18th birthday, he had already survived over 20 reconstructive leg surgeries. Soon after, Chris became paralyzed from the waist down. Chris is a classically trained pianist with fused fingers. Between writing and recording his music, he teaches autistic children music theory. Chris has been able to accomplish all of this because of his strong will, huge heart and has always challenged himself to never let his physical disabilities define him as disadvantaged. New York Premiere. Producer: David Slania, David Pinsky, Debbie Renner, Michael Nehs.