When a Harvard Ph.D. student is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story.
For Once in My Life
Every member of the Spirit of Goodwill band copes with challenges and obstacles, but nothing holds them back when it's time to rock the house.
- Independent Lens
- Premiere Date
- February 1, 2011
- 90 minutes
For Once in My Life is the story of a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 band members have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérite style, the film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members' unique talents are nurtured to challenge the world's perceptions.