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Where I Am takes a powerful look at the hate that (almost) killed Robert Drake

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Where I Am (MPI Home Video)


Award-winning gay American writer and editor Robert Drake is on the road to recovery. But this is a journey with a difference.
More than 10 years have passed since a violent and bloody attack by two young men in Sligo, Ireland, left him brain damaged and unable to walk. It also stopped a writing career just as it was taking off. Pamela Drynan's Where I Am (MPI Home Video) follows Drake from his home in Philadelphia on a trip back to Ireland to confront the memories of what happened and lay the past to rest.
During his journey we see him catching up with old Irish friends and acquaintances and we get a tantalizing glimpse of how his life might have been. (Before the attack, Drake wrote the critical study The Gay Canon and the novel The Man: A Hero for Our Time, among other works.) Full of laughter and tears and offering an enlightening look at the literary world, this documentary captures Drake's spirit and intention---that of moving on positively and taking the world with him. The film was an official selection at such 2013 showcases as Philadelphia QFest, Slamdance, the International LGBT Film Festival and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
Important and powerful.


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