Past Event

Nov 10—11, 2021

Bright Lights:Not Going Quietly

Directed by Nicholas Bruckman

Free Event

Co-presented with the ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival, SEIU local 888 and Boston Jewish Film

A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff Flake on an airplane goes viral, catapulting him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation political movement called “Be a Hero.” Together, they barnstorm across the country and empower people to confront their elected officials with emotional, personal stories to demand healthcare justice, and Ady holds groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.  Through his journey, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers hope for his family and millions of others.



Virtual Event
On Demand Streaming
NOV 10 @ 7PM ET –
NOV 11 @ 7PM ET


Nov 10, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021


NOV 11 @ 7PM ET

Join for a live 45-minute moderated discussion with director Nicholas Bruckman and activist Liz Jaff.

Conversations will stream within the film viewing platform. Audience members are also welcome to join directly on Zoom to participate and submit questions.

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96 minutes


D (mental health and disability and economic justice)

Audio Description

Closed captions and live captions provided

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Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

7:00 PM