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The Pathological Optimist

Mon. 10/23 & Tues. 10/24

(Doc) 1 Hr. 33 Min. (Digital) In English

In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival 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. 

There will be a Skyped Q&A tonight with Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the film’s director, Miranda Bailey, at 8:30 p.m. Miranda Bailey will do a Skyped Q&A following the film at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mon 10/23 7:00 p.m.
Tue 10/24 7:00 p.m.
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