- Portrait, Personal Doc, and Human Interest
Dan Aronie was a model and aspiring actor when he was diagnosed with a severe and progressive case of Multiple Sclerosis at 23. At an age where most people are just starting their lives, Dan is faced with contemplating an unsure future. With the support of family and friends, what Dan uncovers is a profound and inspirational inner strength – a certain kind of beauty he never knew he had.
His mother, writer Nancy Aronie recalls, “One hand numb, the other with tremors, Dan was looking so broken and vulnerable. I said, ‘Dan do you want to make a video of this?'"
The result was an intimate documentary about how Dan Aronie remakes his life, his relationships, his whole world. Much more than an account of the progression of an illness, A CERTAIN KIND OF BEAUTY is an altogether beautiful film about frailty and strength, the devotion of friends, endurance of family, and the perseverance of a will so powerful and moving, you will never take anything for granted again.
- Liz Witham ... Filmmaker (Producer/Director/Editor)
- Prod. Co.
- Film Truth Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Release year
- AFI/SilverDocs, Provincetown Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, Bahrain Human Rights Film Festival
- Official Selection AFI Global Health, Official US State Department selection for Bahrain Film Festival
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