The Distance Between Us

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PG-13, 59 minutes


Chris Capozziello, author of The Distance Between Us, will join us for a post-show discussion.

Chris Capozziello is a professional photojournalist. He has spent more than a decade documenting his twin brother, Nick. Nick, only five minutes younger, was born with Cerebral Palsy.

As the years go by, the difference between the brothers’ lives grows larger. Nick, now in his mid-thirties, still lives with his parents, in the house he grew up in. He frequently complains that they treat him like a child, although physically he feels more like an old man. Meanwhile, Chris suffers a chronic sense of guilt for being capable in ways that his brother is not.

At age 35, Nick is finally able to take his first steps towards independence, But is he ready? His parents seem to think so, but Chris fears the worst. “It’s like that feeling you get in your gut that tells you that something bad is going to happen, and there’s nothing you can do to stop that.” (2016, Brian Storm, USA, English, 59 min, PG-13)

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello is currently at the University of Illinois for an eight-week George A. Miller visiting artist residency. His work, which has been published and exhibited worldwide, includes extensive photographic work on breast cancer, heroin addiction, racism, cerebral palsy, and American Christianity.

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