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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Screenings

Sat, Apr 28 4:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sun, Apr 29 4:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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Sun, May 6 4:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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87 minutes | UK  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


Jason Becker should have been a household name. A guitar prodigy from a young age, Jason burst onto the scene with his band Cacophony, garnering notice from the major industry players. In 1991 Becker was hired as lead guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, the most coveted guitar gig at the time, but Jason never made it on tour. Shortly after recording the album, he was diagnosed with ALS and given five years to live. Archival footage of Jason’s rise to almost-stardom is given the exposure it deserves with this inspiring rock doc. More than 20 years later, Jason is still living strong and making music by communicating with his eyes. A true testament to the strength and possibility of the human spirit. Lynne Crocker

Co-Presented with Co-presented with [ALS Ontario](http://www.alsont.ca/).


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Jesse Vile

Producer(s)
Jesse Vile

Executive Producer(s)
Oli Harbottle
JoAnne Fishburn

Cinematographer(s)
Carl Burke

Editor(s)
Gideon Gold

Composer(s)
Jason Becker
Michael Lee Firkins

Sound
Dario Swade

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