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It's Not Yet Dark

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Docu about man whose love of life crushes dire prognosis.

Movie NR 2017 80 minutes
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Graced with a vibrant, extraordinary man at its core, wonderful family photos/videos, and testimony from folks willing to share their heartfelt feelings, this film is inspiring. Director Frankie Fenton had a treasure trove of material from the Fitzmaurice family "archives" with which to work. He made the most of everything. The film is structured, produced, and edited to perfection; even movie-goers wary of being depressed or finding serious illness difficult to watch may be surprised at the powerfully good feelings they'll come away with. Colin Farrell, reading Simon Fitzmaurice's own words from his book, brings additional dignity, warmth, and humanity to the film.

When It's Not Yet Dark was released, more than 10 years after the devastating diagnosis and equally devastating prognosis, Simon Fitzmaurice was alive, prospering, and enriching the lives of those around him. Fortunately, a wide audience can share in the extraordinary circumstances of the young man's life through the bounty of documentary filmmaking.

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