Be Here Now” (The Andy Whitfield Story), is the award winning new film about a family living with cancer and using a diagnosis to live more consciously. An inspiring love story between television superstar, Andy Whitfield, and his charismatic wife, Vashti, who together take on the most heroic role he’s ever had to play. As though life is imitating art, actor and sex symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just achieved his dream of becoming a star as the tragic-hero of the hit series, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” when he is faced with his biggest personal challenge. Before now, Andy and his wife combined their will-power to make their dreams become reality, including Andy’s transformation from an engineer into a successful actor. Now, they set their sights on beating cancer, by making a promise confirmed in matching ‘Be Here Now’ tattoos, to embrace life rather than live in fear. They bravely allowed Academy® Award Nominated filmmaker, Lilibet Foster, to follow their dramatic and intimate roller coaster, in the hopes that by sharing their journey, they may help inspire others with challenges and dreams. Shot in a verite style in Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, it is their powerful determination, remarkable openness, irrepressible humor and love that makes the film an intimate and inspiring life-lesson about having the courage to face challenges and take advantage of every day – regardless of the outcome. It also reveals how close, yet so far, we are from finding a cure for this disease, which touches all of our lives.
In celebration of World Health Day and in anticipation of the film's national theatrical release, Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation will be helping host a special screening on April 7th at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. You can view the trailer HERE. Audiences are saying that seeing this film encourages them, through Andy's example, to live fully and presently, as well as heightens their awareness of the need to find cures for cancer and galvanizes them to do something about it. If you would like to attend, tickets must be purchased online (none will be sold at the theater): www.tugg.com/events/92843