JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET
Jesse Vile | GB 2012 | 87 min.
23 SEPT, 15H00, FILM BOX
(Quartiers POP – 3450 St-Urbain, 3rd Flr)
Winner, Best Documentary: CIMMFEST , Cinequest
Top 10 Audience Favourite : Hot Docs 2012
Teenage Guitar prodigy Jason Becker got his first break when he was invited to join Cacaphony with a pre-Megadeth Marty Friedman. With his neo-classical speed metal guitar aptitude and obvious stage presence attracting notice from industry headhunters, he was recruited for David Lee Roth’s band following Steve Vai’s departure — the most coveted guitar gig at the time. But Jason never made it on tour: shortly after recording the album, he was diagnosed with ALS and given five years to live. Archival footage of Jason’s rise to almost-stardom is given the exposure it deserves with this inspiring, odds-defying rock doc.
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