Saturday, July 05, 2008


To all my friends and dear sweet-smelling readers,

Ben Byer passed away this past Thursday, July 3rd. For those of you that don't know, Ben was a Chicago actor and filmmaker that was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease) a few years ago and turned his ultimately devastating fight against the disease into a film, Indestructible. Ben fought really hard for a very long time, and his death is a blow to Chicago and theatre and everyone who knew him.

Indestructible will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center here in Chicago at the following times. I'll be there and would be thrilled to see you there too.

Friday 7/18 8pm
Monday 7/21 7:45pm
Tuesday 7/22 8:30pm

For more information about Ben, about the film, and about ALS, please visit the film's website.

Take care.


Blogger thesaurasaurus said...

OOh! For those who follow this thing, some friends and I have decided to go to the screening on Monday at 7:45pm. Give me a shout if you want to meet up!

7:07 PM  

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