Friday, September 13, 2013

"Season of a Lifetime" Documentary Review & GIVEAWAY!! (9/25)

*Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of "Season of a Lifetime" in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.
About the Documentary, "Season of a Lifetime":
From the News Release:
"Season of a Lifetime" follows Greenville High football coach Jeremy Williams as he perseveres and inspires his team throughout their winning 2010 season in the face of his progressing ALS disease. For his final season as coach, Williams’ beloved small-town Greenville Patriots battle to the playoffs and adopt his never-surrender attitude. “Season of a Lifetime” is produced by Cohen, Bob McAllister and Jason Haley and executive produced by Chris Pullaro. Cohen also served as director and editor of the film.
 
 
In 2009, filmmaker Rick Cohen became interested in the story after reading an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution which recounted the story of the terminally-ill high school football coach that led his team to an undefeated season. Cohen arranged a meeting with Williams and eventually beat out stiff competition from major TV networks to produce the movie. In 2010, in spite of doctors’ recommendations and deteriorating health, Williams returned to coach one final season and brought his team once again through a victorious season. Cohen’s cameras captured everything from the field to the doctor’s examination room. The result is a moving and inspiring film that encourages people to live life to the fullest in spite of any adversity.
 
The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently asked Williams what he hoped the film would show. He responded, “That when things get tough, you can be tough and still love.” Williams’ wife added, “I really hope that people see that, no matter what they might face in life, that through Christ, they can not only get through it but also live a happy, joyful life.”
 
"In all my years of documenting lives and writing and researching about real people, I never met a man who didn't have a single enemy nor a cross word said about him,” said Cohen. “Jeremy is about as righteous a human being as God has ever put on this earth. He truly walks the talk!”
 
In 2010, the Williams family also received national attention when ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” selected their family to receive a new home suited for his disability and his son’s spina bifida. In addition, his Greenville Patriots also received a new locker room the process. NFL player Michael Oher, whose story was documented in “The Blind Side,” also served as one of the volunteers to help build the home.
 
"Season of a Lifetime" released August 27th and runs 89 minutes.
 
To learn more visit www.seasonofalifetime.com
 
My Review:
I've mentioned before that I don't tend to watch a lot of documentaries.  (I really don't know why, as I'm usually quite interested in them once I do!)  As I watched "Season of a Lifetime" I was amazed.  To see a man, Jeremy Williams, and his family, go through the struggles of having ALS, and a son with spina bifida, with such grace and strength was truly inspiring.  Not only that, but Williams continues to coach despite his illness and shows his football team what it means to never give up helping them through a great season.
 
I like was Williams' wife said "I really hope that people see that, not matter what they might face in life, that through Christ, they can not only get through it but also live a happy, joyful life."  God is truly that awesome, to help those with such huge struggles, who could easily fall into a state of constant sadness over their conditions, face each day with joy and thanksgiving instead.  Awesome!
 
Buy It!
"Season of a Lifetime" on DVD can be purchased for $14.95 here.

Thank you to Word Films for providing me a copy of "Season of a Lifetime" to review and another one to giveaway!!

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26 comments:

Ken Ohl said...

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Dorothy Teel said...

I follow on email and this movie about the lie and joys and trials of coach Jeremy Williams and Greenville High football and his never give up attitude while living with ALS sounds like a wonderful movie to watch.

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

This looks like a great one that Rick would even watch with me!

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