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Kino Lorber nabs Vile’s ‘Dead’ docu

Film to open in New York City on Dec. 14

Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Jesse Vile’s documentary “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.”

The film will open in New York City on Dec. 14 before expanding to other markets.

Becker was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease when he was a 19-year-old rock star. Doctors said he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday, but he’s survived and released five albums since being diagnosed with ALS. His latest work, “Boy Meets Guitar — Volume 1 of the Youngster Tapes,” was released earlier this year.

The movie follows Becker as he uses a music-composing computer program that can read the movements of his head and eyes, enabling him to continue to compose after he lost control of the rest of his body.

“Becker” won a Special Jury Prize at this year’s Hamptons Film Festival and at this year’s CineQuest.

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