Downtown Los Angeles, CA: A screening of a documentary film “A Sacred Journey” to help bring awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
A screening of a documentary film “A Sacred Journey” is being held Sunday evening in Downtown Los Angeles, California to help bring awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
The documentary film, “A Sacred Journey” is filmed by Ernesto Quintero and is the story of one man who struggles with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.). He shocks his family when he expresses his desire to give a mural to his community. With 6 months left to live, he embarks on a journey that allows his vision to be painted on the wall so that he is forever remembered. As the mural slowly comes alive, the disease quickly attacks his physical body. He is then faced with the decision to live bedridden and dependent on an artificial ventilator and feeding tube without the ability to eat, speak or move. The race is to finish the mural before it’s too late.
In 2005, Juan Quintero was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.) commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and was given 3 years to live.
Juan Quintero’s brothers Ernesto Quintero, a filmmaker who is credits span feature films, documentaries, and television and Rick Quintero, who is a California Highway Patrol Officer and seen on Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11′s “Good Day L.A.”, have both been their for their brother during these incredibly difficult times.
Since then, Ernesto Quintero has been documenting Juan Quintero and his family so that his two children would have the memories of their father preserved. It was not until a few years ago that I realized that all of this footage that tells Juan’s story is one that should be shared, and thus I began to edit “A Sacred Journey”.
In this documentary, the viewer not only journeys with Juan, his children, his parents and his siblings in these three years after his diagnosis but is also witness to a community mobilizing to support one of their own in need.
The documentary filmed is the powerful true story that takes place in Lincoln Heights, California and celebrates the love and the power that manifests when a community comes together.
Ernesto Quintero’s vision is to show how a man’s struggle can unite thousands and how my family has taken their loved one’s diagnosis and turned a potential heartache into a blessing as well.
The family hopes the documentary film, “A Sacred Journey” will bring awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.) and hope that many come out to the screening event which is being called the, “An Act of Love Los Angeles: Screening of “A Sacred Journey.”
Tickets for the screening of the the documentary film, “A Sacred Journey” is $25.00 per person and tickets can only be purchased online.
The screening of the documentary film, “A Sacred Journey” is being held at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 at the Regal Cinemas inside L.A. Live located at 1000 West Olympic Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
**** More information and to purchased tickets is the following A Sacred Journey Film website address: ****
What is happening to California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Quintero’s brother Juan Quintero has touched the lives of Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11 and have sent their thoughts and prayers to Juan Quintero and to his family and friends.
Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11 Reporter Gina Silva did a news story about the documentary film, “A Sacred Journey” and about California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Quintero’s brother Juan Quintero.
** You can read and watch the video about this news story at the following Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11 website address: **
** ZachNews sends all our thoughts and prayers to Juan Quintero and to his family and friend. Know that you have a lot of people here standing by you and are here for you. **