Soar

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Showings

Hollywood Theatre Thu, Oct 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Series
Series:Venue Access Programming
Promotions
Promos in Effect:Chinook Book (NO)
Guest Pass (NO)
Member Guest Pass (YES)
Film Info
Genre:Documentary
Released:2015
Format:Digital
Rating:NR
Run Time:54 minutes
Country:USA
Language:English
Cast & Crew
Director:Susan Hess Logeais
Cast:Kiera Brinkley
Uriah Boyd

Description

Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm  |  $10 ($5 at the door for students from Jefferson High School, DaVinci Middle School, Portland Public School, Polaris Dance Theater, Portland Ballet and ACMA)

SOAR explores the relationship between two sisters: Kiera, a quadruple amputee who lost her limbs at age two, and Uriah, who was born a month before her sister contracted pneumococcal sepsis. The film celebrates the extraordinary ways that Kiera has learned to adapt—as a dancer, choreographer and medical assistant. It also reveals the deeply loving relationship between the sisters and how Uriah grew up learning how to help Kiera adjust. Tension arises when Uriah steps away, finally admitting her need to define herself as an individual. A dance concert reunites them, rekindling their powerful bond.

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