Stars: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson, John Gielgud
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 132 minutes
It is sometimes under conditions of difficulty that the human spirit burns brightest. Steven Sles was born with cerebral palsy and has had only the most limited use of his hands and legs. Despite being born at a time (1940) when the handicapped were not encouraged to aspire to a full life, Steven's will, intellect and spirit would not accept this as his fate . He graduated from Swarthmore, studied art abroad, married, became a father, exhibited his art around the world and is recognized by prestigious art organizations. After retiring from the world of painting he turned his creative forces to the world of music and has now produced two CDs. This DVD shows 200 of Steven's paintings from his early period set against the background of his music, played at a pace that allows for a contemplative journey into unexpected worlds.
What I was going to ask you to do is stand up, turn around, and close your eyes and tell me everything you see in the room. It's an observation test. Do you really have a problem with that?
Pictures of sailboats and polo ponies; fancy books and diplomas; stuffed fish on the wall; calendar set to the wrong date; bookcases that need dusting; carpets that need cleaning; and a couple of guys from Harvard who are surprised that a girl who needs a job won't be treated like a slave.