Photos: "Gleason" Screening and Interview

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:43pm

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"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-Small answers questions from both in-person and Facebook live-stream audiences after a screening of the film.
"Gleason" cinematographer answers questions from both in-person and Facebook live-stream audiences after a screening of the film.

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"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-Small visits with President Sabah Randhawa during a pre-screening reception.
"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-Small visits with President Sabah Randhawa during a pre-screening reception.

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"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-small discusses the film during a pre-screening reception.
"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-small discusses the film during a pre-screening reception.

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President Sabah Randhawa and King-5's Joyce Taylor view a screening of "Gleason."
President Sabah Randhawa and King-5's Joyce Taylor view a screening of "Gleason."

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King-5's Joyce Taylor interviews fellow Western alum Ty Minton-Small about "Gleason" in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.
King-5's Joyce Taylor interviews fellow Western alum Ty Minton-Small about "Gleason" in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

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Micheal Koenan, whose punt was blocked by Steve Gleason during a 2006 game at the newly-reopened New Orleans Superdome, attended the screening. The blocked punt--symbolic of the rebirth of the Saints post-Hurricane Katrina, is memorialized as a statue.
Micheal Koenan, whose punt was blocked by Steve Gleason during a 2006 game at the newly-reopened New Orleans Superdome, attended the screening. The blocked punt--symbolic of the rebirth of the Saints post-Hurricane Katrina, is memorialized as a statue.

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The PAC Concert Hall audience applauds cinematographer Ty-Minton Small after a screening of the documentary "Gleason."
The PAC Concert Hall audience applauds cinematographer Ty-Minton Small after a screening of the documentary "Gleason."

Western Washington University alumnus Ty Minton-Small, a cinematographer for the critically acclaimed documentary “Gleason,” discussed the film at a public screening at Western Friday, Feb. 3 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 

Following the screening, KING5 News anchor and Western alumna Joyce Taylor interviewed Minton-Small about the making of “Gleason,” an emotionally powerful film about five years in the life of Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints defensive back who became a father soon after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS.

The WWU Alumni Association hosted the event as part of its “Ignite Your Intellect Series.”

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"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-Small answers questions from both in-person and Facebook live-stream audiences after a screening of the film.