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Gigante--The Andrés Torres Story
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**There is no charge for attending,
but donations to the NYU School of Medicine Adult ADHD Program can be made.**
(If you make a donation, you will have the opportunity to specify whether or not you will attend the event.)
This is a Special Screening of GIGANTE.
GIGANTE is a documentary about Andrés “Yungo” Torres, a Puerto Rican professional baseball player, and his struggles with acute ADHD. It revisits the pivotal years of his childhood in flashbacks interpreted by children culled from the humble Western Puerto Rican neighborhood where Yungo was raised and flashes forward between his last year as a San Francisco Giant and his new beginning with the Mets. Starring his teammates, coaches, family, and the luminaries of ADHD research, GIGANTE aims to put a light on the man who has achieved so much in spite of one of the most acute manifestations of the disorder. Part cautionary tale, part biopic, it aims to inform, enlighten and inspire.
There will also be a discussion panel on adult ADHD chaired by Dr. Lenard Adler, Director of the Adult ADHD Program, NYU School of Medicine and interviews with Andrés in English and Spanish.
The film was written, produced and directed by Chusy (Anthony Haney-Jardine), a Sundance Award-winning filmmaker.
Estimated running time 60-minutes.
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