DocuClub NY: This Might Hurt
Please join us to kick off DCTV's Summer 2018 season with DocuClub work-in-progress screening!
This Might Hurt is an intimate verite film that follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years trying and failing to cure their illness through modern medicine. Desperate for relief, they enter a mind-body medicine program that focuses on uncovering buried trauma at the root of their suffering, retraining their brains to turn off pain.
The film follows these patients over several years as they make astonishing discoveries about their hidden emotional lives. With 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, and the opioid epidemic overwhelming the nation, this film explores a path to healing without drugs.
Following the screening, we will be joined by Directors/Producers Marion Cunningham and Kent Bassett, and Editor Chris White for a feedback discussion.
Marion Cunningham (Director/Producer): This Might Hurt is Marion Cunningham’s first feature documentary. As a producer for Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, she risked her life filming meteorologists in the path of tornadoes. In 2012, she was an integral part of video strategy for Barack Obama's reelection campaign. She has also produced series for Netflix, National Geographic, Al Jazeera America, MTV, Fusion, and A&E.
Kent Bassett (Director/Producer) is a filmmaker from Arizona. He directed The Line, a short film about the humanitarian crisis at the border, which won the ASC's Heritage Award. An Emmy-nominated editor, he cut Standing Up, a documentary that follows three unlikely aspiring comedians and screened at DOC NYC. He also co-edited Personal Statement, a documentary about youth leaders working to expand college access that will premiere at AFI Docs.
DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This work-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmakers - 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Admission not guaranteed, all RSVP's are first-come, first-served.