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St. Louis Superman

Bruce Franks Jr. poses with a cape given to him by a supporter.
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A year ago, Bruce Franks said he was talking with some of his closest colleagues in the Missouri House about his depression and anxiety — a period of time he described as “his lowest point.” 

On Monday, Franks received word that a documentary about his pathway and tenure in the Missouri House was nominated for an Academy Award. He said he’s feeling “poetic justice” about the honor.