Pathological Optimist

Regardless of where you stand on the vaccination issue, it's possible to relish Miranda Bailey's highly informative, anger-arousing film.


The Pathological Optimist

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.
Documentary, Health
Miranda Bailey
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

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