ENCINO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
Where: Laemmle's Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino
When: April 17, screening at 3 p.m. VIP and remarks following at 4 p.m. Pioneering female race car driver Lyn St. James will be in attendance.
What: Premiere screening of "CODY," the inspiring story of
*Screenings will be held in L.A. through April 23. After its L.A. run, the film will be going to New York's IFC Center starting May 1.
Cody Unser, the daughter of legendary race car driver Al Unser Jr., will graduate from the
When Cody was 12, her breath went short and her legs numb during a school basketball game. It hit fast, and left Unser, of Albuquerque, paralyzed from the chest down. However, she refused to let that diagnosis define her and at 13 founded the Cody Unser First Step Foundation to ensure that money would be raised to find a cure. For the last five years, Cody has lobbied state legislatures and Congress to push for stem-cell research, which offers the key to her own recovery.
During the film, Cody shares her determination to walk again. The documentary, filmed in part at the
Visit www.cufsf.org to see the trailer.
Cody Unser said, "I hope my story will shed some light on what it is really like to live with paralysis. I also hope that the film will lead to more research dollars so that paralysis--not just for me, but for all people, will become a treatable and reversible diagnosis."
Friday April 17- Thursday April 23, 2009
Laemmle's Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Friday May 1- Thursday May 7, 2009
IFC Center in New York
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
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