A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Documentary, Biography | 2015 | 1hr 18min
A documentary following the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.
Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman."
The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie's physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million-viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.
Tickets are free to the public, sponsored by Annie Wright Schools, available first come, first served at The Grand starting one hour before the show.
With simple storytelling, the film allows its star, Velasquez, to shine, and with her endless reserves of positive energy, eloquent speaking and willingness to be vulnerable, it's no wonder millions of people have already found her inspirationalKatie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
Her story would be inspiring in and of itself, but Velasquez is such an effervescent, charismatic subject, she can't help but win your affection as well as your respect.Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com