Doc featuring Chris Kluwe in a wheelchair premieres tonight
A documentary meant to raise awareness for spinal cord research starring outspoken Vikings punter Chris Kluwe premieres tonight at Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.
Photo: Tony Nelson. Kluwe plays wheelchair rugby for the documentary.
Created by Matthew Rodreick, the short film features Kluwe spending a full day in a wheelchair. Filmmakers followed Kluwe as he transferred from his bed to the chair, worked out at the Courage Center, and scrimmaged with a Quad Rugby team. Rodreick created the film to make people think more about the everyday life of a person with a spinal cord injury, he says.
Here's the trailer:
The movie's release comes a day after Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, introduced a bill to appropriate $4 million a year toward curative spinal cord injury research.
For those who can't make it to Brave New Workshop, the video can also be watched streaming here beginning at 6:30 p.m.