ALS Documentary 'Indestructible' to Premiere at SJU

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What: Saint Joseph's University will host the second screening of the two-night Philadelphia-area premiere of the award-winning documentary Indestructible. The film explores three years in the life of Ben Byer, a man diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 p.m.

Where: Saint Joseph's University Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 54th Street and City Avenue

Who: Diagnosed with ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease, filmmaker Byer started documenting his life on camera. Indestructible follows Byer through three years and six countries as he scours the globe looking for answers and a cure. He completed the film in 2004 and ultimately died from ALS on July 3, 2008. The documentary was filmed by Academy Award™ nominee Roko Belic (Genghis Blues) and has been named an official selection or winner at more than 20 film festivals.

Byer's sister, producer Rebeccah Rush, will be in attendance at the screening and for a question and answer session afterwards.

For more information on the documentary, visit

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