THE QUIET EPIDEMIC

Bay Area Premiere


ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS

US 2022, 101 min, Director: Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch

While true to its title in tone, directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch’s documentary probe into the medical establishment’s denial of chronic Lyme Disease is a declarative bombshell. Woven through with heart-rending stories of long-term sufferers, The Quiet Epidemic presents a history of the debilitating illness, along with a litany of its many easily misdiagnosed symptoms. The film’s main focus is the abrupt official about-face on the idea that chronic Lyme even exists, government agencies’ flat-out negation of the disease coinciding with explosive profits from federally funded research patents and the growth of managed care. The paper trails are impressive, but the heart of this investigation is the devastation that bureaucracy has wrought on the afflicted. Through interviews and archival footage, we are witness to the decades of frustration, demonization, and denial of care that patients continue to face. —Edward Dunn

Guests expected: directors Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch

The Oct 8 screening will be followed by a filmmaker Talk Back at the Outdoor Art Club at 4:15pm. Join us to continue the conversation!

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Showtimes

In-Person


2:00 PM — Sequoia 1

1:15 PM — Rafael 3

Virtual


Oct 6, 12:00 AM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Director

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Lindsay Keys freelanced in photography and film production before devoting herself full-time to making her first feature, THE QUIET EPIDEMIC. Based in Portland, OR, Winslow Crane-Murdoch is a cinematographer and editor as well as a director. In 2013, he drove across the country for seven months, filming interviews about the impact of college debt that formed the basis for his multimedia website The Student Debt Project.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

101

Director:

Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch

Producers:

Chris Hegedus, Daria Lombroso, Lindsay Keys

Cinematographers:

Winslow Crane-Murdoch, Lindsay Keys

Editors:

Mark Harrison, Winslow Crane-Murdoch

Cast:

Julia Bruzzese, Enrico Bruzzese, Dr. Neil Spector

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