introducing us to the charismatic Gabriel Cordell. After hitting rock-bottom, this newly sober paraplegic attempts to save his gang-banger (and barely out of rehab) nephew’s life by bringing him along on a record breaking 3,100-mile wheelchair trek across the United States. This intense trip will challenge Gabriel physically and emotionally as he becomes a vision of hope for countless strangers along his journey. Gabriel’s support crew is an unlikely team, that become a family. All of them are from very different backgrounds and each dealing with their own issues – PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, family estrangement and sobriety struggles. What started out as a challenge to push an unmodified wheelchair from California to New York, morphs into a most transcendent journey that fills your heart for long after the movie ends and the screen grows dark. In an age divided, Roll With Me ignites our common humanity and urges us to find our inner hero or heroine. We can be heroes…every single day that we reach outside of ourselves. Director Lisa France joins us to talk about her own journey and the challenges involved with a cross-country trek with 9 people in a small SUV and no film making experience.
“Roll With Me” Slamdance Film Festival Premiere & Red Carpet:
Monday, January 22nd
3:30pm— Red Carpet
4:00pm— Festival Premiere Screening
5:40pm — Q&A to follow with cast & filmmakers.
*Select tickets for screening still available upon request.
Location: The Ballroom at Treasure Mountain Inn
Virginia Film Festival
Won, Audience Award for Documentary Feature
Woodstock Film Festival
Won, Carpe Diem Andretta Award
Runner Up, Audience Award