A new documentary about the life of Leonard Nimoy is set to premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival April 20-27 in Newport, CA. Produced and directed by Nimoy’s daughter Julie Nimoy and his son-in-law David Knight, Remembering Leonard Nimoy will showcase the life and career of Leonard Nimoy. The film will cover his early life growing up in Boston and Hollywood career. However, what the film intends to do is to bring awareness and educate viewers on COPD.
The Legacy of Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy struggled in his later life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Bringing the audience personal stories from Nimoy and his family will chronicle his battle and educate the audience about the disease. COPD is a lung disorder that can be caused by smoking, environmental factors, and is also known to be genetic. According to the COPD foundation, the disease affects an estimated 30 million Americans. Leonard Nimoy passed away in 2015 at the age of 83 from the progressive lung disease. He was best known for his portrayal of Spock in the Star Trek series and movies. Besides acting, he also directed including two Star Trek films, The Voyage Home and The Search for Spock. A wonderful actor his life will be told through the sharing of family moments, interviews, and never before seen footage. Remembering Leonard Nimoy is said to have interviews by his children Julie and Adam, wife Susan, stepson Aaron, and six grandchildren.
This film looks to be a fitting tribute to the man we all grew to love as Spock but also as a way to bring awareness and education not only to the people and their families affected by this disease but everyone watching the film.
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