States of Grace – On Screen/In Person


Date(s) - Tuesday, April 4th
6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Millersville University's Ware Center


DIRECTOR MARK LIPMAN | Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Grace intimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident.

Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS specialist honored by the Dalai Lama, has a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turn tragic when another driver crashes head-on into her car. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakens with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body is left shattered. The film follows Grace’s return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner live with their daughter, who has cerebral palsy.

Pre-show community panel begins at 6:15 PM. Guests include:

  • Melissa Hawkins, Exec. Dir. of the Disability Empowerment Center
  • Jan Bechtel, MU Director of Career & LIfe Services
  • William Kepner, CEO and President of United Disability Services

Q&A with Dir. Mark Lipman takes place following film.

You can watch a 3 ½ minute trailer of this beautiful film at

Free tickets available for DEC Consumers.  Contact DEC or e-mail

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About the On Screen/In Person Program:

Millersville University was one of eight sites selected to host the 2016-17 On Screen/In Person program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. This program tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to their hosts’ communities. Visiting filmmakers work with host sites to develop their participation in community activities that provide context and greater appreciation for the work.