“Introducing, Salma Blair” has been lined up in the distribution Before the world premiere at SXSW next week. A press release confirms that Rachel Fleet’s first featured document was obtained by Discovery +. Following actress Salma Blair after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the film will make it into a non-fiction film later in 2021.
A Deep Personal Story of Resilience, Introduction, Salma Blair highlights a woman battling her disease as she grapples with challenges such as dissecting deep-rooted myths about beauty, collective fear of disability and death, as well as striving for the self – acceptance and the search for serenity. Complemented by her trademark intelligence and sense of humor, the film follows Blair as she reconciles her life-changing diagnosis and embarks on a journey of monumental transformation.
Blair has been open and upfront about her experience with MS on social media and in interviews, detailing how the disease affects her personally and professionally. In February 2019 She made her debut on the red carpet After revealing her diagnosis. The actress, who wore a custom crutch to match her outfit, wore a huge hit to the Oscars at Vanity Fair, lending her voice to important conversations about accessibility in fashion.
“I am delighted and extremely proud to have a discovery + to be the home of my film, First Impression, and to have faith in the power of storytelling as a way to connect us all,” Blair said. “I may be the subject of this movie but I hope everyone will see themselves in it and find some strength and joy that they may not have known.”
Fleet added, “My contact with Salma was immediate. Since my first FaceTime together, I instantly understood who she was – disarmed, witch, raw, real, and real. From the very beginning, I wanted to tell this story about a different way of being in the world. Salma trusted me to tell her story. “
Fleet has previously made short documentaries “Barbara and Stanley: Modern Romance”, “Givelt” and “Ava and Bianca”.
Blair’s most famous credits include “Hellboy,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Cruel Intentions.” The “After” and “American Crime Story” franchise are among her most recent projects.
SXSW 2021 will be held online from March 16-20.