The documentary received a standing ovation, and many people commented later about being surprised by the wide ranging emotional content of the production, from very funny high points to deeply serious moments that brought tears to the eyes of many, but overall leaving people with a highly uplifting feeling about Bill Sackter and the people that helped him.
On Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 9 p.m. the Festival Premiere of “A Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story” will be held at the Hardacre Film Festival in Tipton, Iowa.
Already gaining a significant amount of festival buzz, the documentary was chosen as the finale screening for the entire film festival.
Festival Director Travis Alden, in an interview with the Quad Cities Times had this to say about the documentary: “It’s a documentary that’s just super-well-done. It’s very moving, very emotional. I’m not embarrassed to say it brought me to tears,” he said. “It really renews your positive outlook toward the human spirit.”
There is more information about the Hardacre Film Festival at: www.HardacreFilmFestival.com. Tickets are available for the Closing Evening Show, and there will be Q&A with filmmaker Lane Wyrick after the 9 p.m. screening.