Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Release Date 16 Nov 2012 16 Apr 2013

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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is the extraordinary story of guitar prodigy Jason Becker and his fight with the degenerative disease ALS. The film charts the life of Jason Becker - from his early years learning guitar, to wowing fellow students with his prowess at the talent show, to being chosen as guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, to the diagnosis, and to where he is now, twenty years later, still making music, still very much alive. With the help of his devoted family and an army of friends, Jason now communicates and makes music using his eyes to guide a cursor and create in his mind (and on computer) the music he used to make on his guitar. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a story of dreams, love and the strength of the human spirit.

Jason Becker | Ehren Becker | Gary Becker



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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.


    Becker's story is both tragic and inspiring, and his music, with which I was previously unacquainted, is exciting and impressive.

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    Marty hanratty

    You may however be left feeling sorry for not learning about Jason and his music before seeing this documentary, but sure that's okay, At least you know him now and there is plenty of time to continue to enjoy his music!

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    Jesse Vile's moving documentary can't go wrong with such an inspiring, funny and genuinely nice guy taking the spotlight he deserves.

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    This humdrum documentary about Becker's life and work is content to wallow in feel-good platitudes and never really shows us what makes the man tick.