Daniel Day-Lewis : My Left Foot 1989 / 103 min. / R
Based on the autobiography of Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), an Irish writer and artist born with severe cerebral palsy. The title refers to the fact that Brown only has control of his left foot. Yet, encouraged by his mother (Brenda Fricker), he has the determination and grit to draw, paint and write by holding brushes, pencils and pens between his toes. Directed by Jim Sheridan (In America, Station Agent). Day-Lewis and Fricker won Academy Awards for acting.