Ames Free Library

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Ames Free Library Movie Night - STRONGER - Wednesday, March 7 at 6 pm

April 15, 2013, 2:49 pm. Two homemade bombs detonate near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

STRONGER is the inspiring biographical drama of JEFF BAUMAN(Jake Gyllenhaal in an award winning role), a simple man with an alcoholic mother (Miranda Richardson) and a motivating girlfriend (Tatiana Maslany), who loses his limbs and struggles to survive, becoming a stirring symbol of hope and capturing the heart of Boston and the world.

Following the screening of the film, there will be an unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q & A with supporting actors and people involved in the making of the film.


Patty O’Neil is a local Boston actress who along with principal roles in the movie Stronger and Equalizer 2 is best known for her personality on the competition reality television show The Hero starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  This proud mother of three was America’s voted winner winning the title and the jackpot!  Along with a passion for acting, Patty loves spending time with her husband Bob and challenging herself with the next big dream! 


Nate Richman plays the supporting role of "Big D," Jeff Bauman's cousin and best friend.  Nate has recently had roles in the film Central Intelligence and the Showtime series SMILF, both also filmed locally. He is an Easton native; a graduate of Thayer Academy and Boston College, where he completed a distinguished football career as an offensive lineman and team captain. Nate and his wife Tessa currently live in South Boston.


Paula Hereau was the Vice President of Operations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital when it provided care to 32 of the most severely injured survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. In that capacity several years later, she worked with Stronger production executives and crew to provide an authentic representation of the rehabilitation process and setting. Paula began her career as a physical therapist and has extensive experience in case management, quality, compliance and accreditation.