Monday, February 17, 2014

A Movie to Lift Your Heart

Sometimes you go to a movie and the drama draws you in and you come out having had your spirit lifted.
Today was such a day.

Different Drummers is a true story of two boys growing up in Spokane during the time I was growing up here.  It was recently made into a film and was released in local theaters.  It has been getting a lot of local press so today we set out to see the Movie.
"Different Drummers is a deeply inspirational and transcendent family film - based on a true story - about the unusual spiritual journey and unlikely friendship of two boys growing up in Spokane, Washington in the mid 1960s.Eleven-year-old David who uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy, is growing progressively weaker, while his friend, LYLE (10), struggles with and increasingly high, and seemingly uncontrollable energy level.  Miss O'Donnell, the school principal,  deals with his antics by requiring frequent runs around the playground and recesses and under the supervision of the School Janitor. (from Different Drummers Website, http:drummersmoviecom/)

To be continued on another post......



  1. Sounds like somethng I would want to see. Hope it comes to the Portland Area or even the Palm Springs area while we're here

  2. I watched the trailer and it looks like a movie I would enjoy. I sure hope it comes to Eugene. How nice that you got to meet the author. Wish there were more movies that were inspirational. We've been watching UP network on TV sometimes and really enjoy their shows.