DIRECTOR: JON STAHL
RUNTIME: 45 MIN
CATEGORY: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 2019
PROGRAM IV, 7:30PM
LOGLINE: A man is consumed by a negative relationship with his body, manifested as a slick, toxic companion who lingers on his every move and threatens to sabotage every aspect of his life.Jacob M. Appel is a recognized professor, doctor, lawyer, bioethicist, and published creative writer. But despite his eccentric, unassuming intellect and wealth of knowledge and nuanced opinions, the man is as humble as he is accomplished.
SYNOPSIS: Jacob M. Appel is a man of many titles. With 10 degrees from various institutions, including Harvard Law School and Columbia Medical School, he is a professor, a doctor, a lawyer, a bioethicist, and a published author of short stories, poems, plays and novels. The only reason you may not have heard of him is because the man is as humble as he is accomplished. Director Jon Stahl relies on interviews from his teachers, friends, and family to create an adept presentation of an unassuming intellectual who is filled to the brim with warmth and eccentricity.