The Cake Eaters, a film directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, written by Jayce Bartok and featuring an incredible ensemble c ast including Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as a young woman with the neuro-degenera tive disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), will be released in select cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago (among others) on March 13th starting with a sneak preview in Los Angeles on March 11th.

Friedreich’s ataxia is a progressive debilitating li fe shortening, neuro-muscular disorder that robs people of the ability to walk, and can compromise their ability to perform the daily activities many of us take for granted. Scoli osis, diabetes, and serious heart disorders are also common with FA which affects an estimated 5,000 children and adults in the United States.

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