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The Pathological Optimist

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$12

In the center of the recent scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license for his infamous study suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease, and autism. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST takes us into the inner sanctum of Wakefield and his family from 2011- 2016 as he fights for his day in court in a little known defamation case against the British Medical Journal. Wakefield attempts to clear his name as the media-appointed Father of the Anti-vaccine movement. Director Miranda Bailey weaves a delicate portrait of a man who is THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST utilizing a never-before-seen, full access look at the man at the center of one of the biggest medical and media controversies of our times.

Directed by Miranda Bailey

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$12
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.manhattanff.com

Venue

The Players Theatre
115 Macdougal St. NY United States + Google Map