Enzian Theater (Maitland, FL): The Diving Bell and the Butterfly*

National Evening of Science on Screen
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1hr 22mins // directed by:Julien Schnabel // featuring:Mathieu Amalric

Enzian Theater (Maitland, FL) will present a screening of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, introduced by Dr. Evan Allen. Please click here for event details.

At age 43, former French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome – unable to speak or move any part of his body, except for his left eye. Using that eye, he blinked out the memoir on which Julian Schnabel’s stunning film is based. Evan Allen, MD, medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Florida Hospital Orlando, speaks before the film about locked-in syndrome and the relationship between mind and brain. Q&A follows the film.

About the Film

Julian Schnabel’s visual masterpiece based on the memoirs of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, at age 43, develops Locked-in Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder characterized by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles except for those that control eye movement.

About the Speaker