Hands of Dr. Starzl

In 1967, Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world with the first successful liver transplantation.

Operating Room

His breakthrough provoked controversy.

Dr. Starzl rushes from a plane carrying a liver in a cooler.

Critics accused him of recklessness, even murder.

Dr. Starzl

Others declared it the beginning of a revolution.

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Upcoming Screenings

  • October 15, 2018
    Heartland International Film Festival
    The Toby at Newfields
  • October 19, 2018
    Heartland International Film Festival
    AMC Castleton Square
  • October 20, 2018
    Heartland International Film Festival
    AMC Traders Point

From the Blog

Transplant Games of America 2018, Salt Lake City.

Thanks to TGA CEO Bill Ryan and producer Sue Brady for inviting us to screen BURDEN OF GENIUS at the 2018 Transplant Games of America! Amazing to share space with 7,000 (yes, seven thousand!) transplant recipients, donors and family members competing in athletic events ranging from swimming to field and track and everything in between.