Not Going Quietly


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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Spotlight: Common Ground
Health & Wellness
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2021
Runtime:96 min
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Director:Nicholas Bruckman
Executive Producer:Jay Duplass
Mark Duplass
Mel Eslyn
Bradley Whitford
Nina Tassler
Joan Boorstein
Sam Bisbee
Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Wendy Neu
Producer:Amanda Roddy
Cinematographer:Ryder Haske
Alex Pollini
Erin Collett
Nicholas Bruckman
Amanda Roddy
Screenwriter:Nicholas Bruckman
Amanda Roddy
Editor:Kent Bassett
Composer:Giosué Greco


Best of Fest Encores

Ady Barkan never intended to be a hero. Always passionate about social issues, he works as an organizer in California, until a diagnosis of ALS takes him to the front lines of health care reform, sometimes going face-to-face with Senators and members of Congress in the fight for affordable health care.

Ever since he was on the debate team in high school in Claremont, California, Ady Barkan has been eager to fight for social justice. When he is diagnosed with ALS at age 32, the fight became that much more real. Director Nicholas Bruckman follows Ady on his “Summer of Heroes Tour” where we see him rage against the Washington machine, grapple with his own health issues, and still be a loving father and husband. “An unusually moving political doc.” --John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Biography

Nicholas Bruckman

Nicholas Bruckman is a producer and director of acclaimed documentaries, and the founder of People's Television, a New York and D.C.-based branded and original content company. He has directed the documentary La americana (2008). Not Going Quietly (2021) is his most recent film.