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Directed by Susanna Styron
78 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Dan Henry, M.D., Dan Kaufmann, Ph.D. C.Ht., Dorothy Williams, M.D., Ph, and Susan Baggaley, FNP-BC, MSN

The filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip, and decides to make a film about it. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan Didion. We learn that, rather than a terrible headache, migraine is a complex, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. This kaleidoscopic journey, told through interviews, cinema verite, art, and animation, explores the history, impact, and raw emotion evoked by this unpredictable and confounding condition.

Official Selection: 2018 MoMA Doc Fortnight

Presented in partnership with Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation.

Featured, Salt Lake City

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT