Gleason is a documentary following the emotional story of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, after being diagnosed with ALS and finding out that he would become father, began a video journal.
Initially started as a gift for his unborn son, the video shows Steve’s determination to live as fully as possible by adapting to his declining physical condition, building a foundation to help other patients with his disease and getting his relationships in order.
Clay Tweel’s hit documentary, which was first screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, will be released in theaters this summer, on July 29.
The song playing on the official trailer is “Given To Fly”, performed by the American rock band Pearl Jam.
He could’ve tuned in, tuned in
But he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out
He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee
A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, “Hey, look at me now”
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, power, oh
High.. wide, oh
He floated back down ’cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well, fuckers
He still stands
And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly