You are invited to join the Ohio Rights Group in celebrating life by attending one of three featured screenings of the award-winning documentary "Ride With Larry" at the Cleveland International Film Festival! Ohio Rights Group is a proud community partner of the film and we couldn't be more excited to share this miraculous and moving story with you.
Larry doesn't just live with Parkinson's. He rises above it. After a 20-year battle with Parkinson's, Larry has exhausted every conventional method of treatment, every drug, and even brain surgery. Refusing to give up, he seeks alternatives, discovering the untapped benefits of exercise and medical marijuana.
When Larry Smith was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he cried on the way home to tell his family. Twenty years later, this retired police captain and successful bakery owner is done crying. Once a bike enthusiast, Larry found balance increasingly difficult. He now rides a reclining cycle, a familiar and beloved sight in his small South Dakota home town. One day Larry decides to do one big thing to empower others like him and raise awareness: he will ride his bike across the state of South Dakota. "Ride With Larry" is his heroic journey with family and supporters, raising money and inspiring countless patients and their families. The ride becomes an event, and the road has many perils. But this is not just a diary of that amazing trip. It is also an inspiring look at the man who embraces each day while facing such challenges and the love he spreads along the way. This is indeed the ride of Larry's life, and you will be glad you joined him for it.
Directed by Ricardo Villarreal and Andrew Rubin, "Ride With Larry" was named "Most Inspirational Film" and the Winner of "Audience Choice Feature" at the Orlando Film Festival, Winner of "Jury Award for Inspiration" at the South Dakota Film Festival. It was the only film to screen to a sold out audience at the San Diego Film Festival other than their opening night screening of "12 Years a Slave". The film was also featured in the San Diego Mayoral televised debate when candidate Mike Aguirre urged people to watch the film in order to inform their opinions on medical cannabis.
As a valued supporter of the Ohio Rights Group, you are entitled to a $2 discount towards each ticket purchased. Click here to order tickets for "Ride With Larry" through the CIFF website and enter our exclusive discount code ORG when you check out. Click here to learn more about using the discount throughout the film festival.
Please spread the love and share this with your family, friends and whomever else you think would benefit from this experience—especially health care professionals who need our encouragement more than ever to come out in support of medical cannabis as an acceptable form of treatment for inflammation and neurological illnesses.
Thank you for all you do to support the Ohio Rights Group! Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work. If you are interested in collecting signatures before or after the film screenings, or throughout the film festival, please contact your county captains for more detailed information. We will win with your help!
Screenings will be held at Tower City Cinemas (737 Canal Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44113):
• Monday, March 24 at 5:20pm
• Tuesday, March 25 at 7:20pm
• Wednesday, March 26 at 9:20am
737 Canal Rd
Tower City Cinemas
Cleveland, OH 44113
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