excerpt:"A 29-member, multicultural band rehearses in a small room in a Goodwill Industries factory to prepare for a concert in front of mayors from all over the United States, meeting in Miami for a conference. No ordinary band, all the members are severely disabled, either physically or mentally, with disorders that include Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual impairments including blindness, brain damage, and autism.Meet The Goodwill Spirit Band and their incredibly dedicated, energetic, and patient leader, Javier Peña, on Tuesday, February 1, in Jim Bigham and Mark Moorman's documentary, For Once in My Life, premiering on Independent Lens (PBS) at 10:00 p.m. (E/P). Bigham and Moorman filmed rehearsals, as well as individual members in their homes, over the course of several months. Besides entertaining and informing, For Once in My Life invites the audience to examine its views on people with physical and mental challenges.
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