For Once in My Life (2009/2010)

For Once in My Life

A scene from FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, a film directed by Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann. All rights reserved.

For Once in My Life

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Opened: 07/30/2010 Limited

Arclight/Holly...07/30/2010 - 08/05/20107 days
IFC Center08/06/2010 - 08/12/20107 days
Laemmle's Play...11/16/2010 - 11/16/20101 day

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Genre: Musical Documentary (In English and Spanish with English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated


A true story about a special group of people and their dream to make music...

For Once In My Life is a documentary film that takes an inspiring journey with the members of the Spirit of Goodwill band. The unique assembly of singers and musicians, all with a wide range of severe mental and physical challenges, share the common factors of music and friendship. The film follows them as they reach to attain a higher level of performance with goals of playing to larger audiences.

Each of the 29 members has varying degrees of abilities -- from Autism, Down syndrome and blindness to other physical, mental and developmental challenges. Music participation has been a great catalyst in improving their lives and the lives of their families. The film witnesses the unyielding struggles that each must overcome to get through a day, much less the preparation for a live performance.

Through inspiring concert footage and intimate behind-the-scenes glimpses into the band member's lives, the film paints a heart-warming portrait of what people with disabilities can do when given a chance.