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

Played at

Monica Film Center, 10.06.17 - 10.12.17
Rated NR
Genre: Documentary, Health
Runtime: 93 min
Language: English

Director: Miranda Bailey
FEATURED REVIEW: Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
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