Jessica Cox was born without arms but managed to overcome many challenges to become independent. She types, drives a car, and flies an airplane with her feet. Right Footed follows Jessica as she becomes a mentor and advocate for persons with disabilities.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 6PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Skype Q&A session with film subject Jessica Cox will follow screening
Producer/Director Nick Spark is a Los Angeles based writer and documentary filmmaker with a long standing passion for unconventional characters. The documentary, The Legend of Pancho Barnes profiled a female pilot from another era. The rival of Amelia Earhart’s, Barnes broke air speed records but was largely forgotten until Legend debuted in 2009. The film won the L.A. area Emmy and multiple festival awards in 2010 and continues to air on public television stations in the U.S. and abroad. An accomplished writer of non-fiction and history, Nick was the associate editor for Wings and Airpower magazines. He has also appeared on PBS’ History Detectives, Japan’s NHK and NPR concerning his research projects.