- 11:40 AM, Feb 20
In Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious", newly paralyzed DJ "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer (Christopher Thornton) struggles to survive in his wheelchair on the streets of Los Angeles. Longing to walk again and rejuvenate his career, Dean skeptically turns to the world of faith healing, where, in a bizarre twist, he mysteriously acquires the ability to lay hands on the sick and cure their ailments, yet cannot heal himself. A young Jesuit priest (Mark Ruffalo) tries to help Dean in his struggle to understand this maddening spiritual riddle, but when success and fame beckon, Dean sells himself out along with his divine power in exchange for his rock 'n' roll dreams.
"Sympathy for Delicious" is a wholly original story, filled with humor and pathos as well as a realistic, yet vivid story, exploring the lasting effects of tragedy, the search for meaning, and the ultimate redemptive power of compassion.