The Strand Center for the Arts and Mountain Lake PBS are proud to present this Indie Lens Pop-Up virtual documentary screening.
We are delighted to welcome Devann Murphy as a panelist for a conversation following this film. Devann is a remarkable adaptive athlete who survived cancer as a child has challenged herself, and others, to get moving. Devann raises awareness of the importance of exercise and accessibility. Learn more about Devann’s story here.
Beneath the waters of Lake Superior, off the shore of Wisconsin, Kelsey Peterson underwent a transformation. On the eve of Independence Day 2012, she dove in and hit the lake bottom headfirst, suffering a life-altering spinal cord injury that takes away both function and sensation from the chest down, essentially robbing Kelsey of her self-identities as an athlete and dancer. Alongside peers and allies in the spinal cord injury community, she seeks to answer the question “Who am I now?” As she grapples with the ebb and flow of hope and acceptance, Kelsey talks to researchers and meets with people who belong to this community and who help give her the strength and the will to return to dance. When a cutting-edge clinical trial surfaces, it tests her expectations and her faith in the possibility of a cure, forcing her to evaluate the limits of her recovery—in body and spirit.
Move Me will premiere on Mountain Lake PBS on November 7, 2022 at 10 PM.