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On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
A recently-paralyzed alcoholic finds a passion for drawing off-color newspaper cartoons. It was based upon the memoir of the same name by John Callahan.
Gus Van Sant wrote the screen adaptation of the memoir and went on to direct the film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.