Films from Past Years/ A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story
USA | Documentary Feature | 2009 | 90 Min | NR | Website
Director Lane Wyrick
“A Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story” is an inspiring documentary showing how a forgotten man and an uncommon friendship shattered the world’s perceptions of people with disabilities.
Bill Sackter’s life story was made famous by the award winning made-for-tv movie “Bill” (1981) starring Mickey Rooney as Bill, and Dennis Quaid as the young filmmakerBarry Morrow who had befriended Bill in 1972 and began filming their relationship and adventures. Now get to know the real people behind the story in this engaging documentary featuring actual film and video footage and photographs of Bill Sackter himself, along with new interviews with the people closest to Bill, in an uplifting true story that has been over 35 years in the making! See Lane Wyrick’s powerful new documentary – voted the #1 Audience Favorite in five festivals already: the Kansas International Film Festival, the Hardacre Film Festival, the Omaha Film Festival, the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, and the New Strand Film Festival. It’s a highly entertaining and engaging feature-length documentary filled with laughter, insight, and emotion (a box of Kleenex is definitely recommended)!