Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023)
Director: Davis Guggenheim Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Winner of the The Hope Award at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival
A short kid from a Canadian army base becomes the international pop culture darling of the 1980s—only to find the course of his life altered by a stunning diagnosis. What happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease?
“There’s undeniable emotional power coursing through every frame”
—Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert
The film incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements to recount Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words. The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like … well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.
About the filmmaker:
Davis Guggenheim is an American director and producer of critically acclaimed documentaries, including the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth (2006) followed by It Might Get Loud (2008), Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Waiting for Superman (2010), He Named Me Malala (2015), and Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023). He has also executive produced award-winning documentaries, including Summer of Soul (2021), Boys State (2020), Time (2020), A Thousand Cuts (2020), and Where’s My Roy Cohn? (2019). Outside of feature films, Guggenheim joined the HBO Western drama Deadwood as a producer and director for the first season in 2004, and has directed episodes of numerous television series.See our upcoming films