|The New York Optimist
|UNDER OUR SKIN
A new documentary film by Andy Abrahams Wilson
"Not since Michael Moore has a documentary caused such a stir across America." - Fox News
"The most important documentary to come out this year." -XM Radio
Opens in NYC on June 19 at the IFC Center
Opens in LA on June 26 at the Music Hall
Filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson (and Mandy Hughes, film subject) will be in NYC on June 19 - 21
Andy and film crew will be in Los Angeles on June 25-27; the filmmaker is available for interviews
Open Eye Pictures and Shadow Distribution are proud to present the US theatrical release of UNDER OUR SKIN, a film by Andy
Abrahams Wilson. Official Selection at 2008 Tribeca and Silverdocs film festivals, and winner of numerous "Best Documentary"
awards, UNDER OUR SKIN opens in NYC on June 19 at the IFC Center, and in LA on June 26 at the Laemmle Music Hall. Other
cities will follow.
A dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money, UNDER OUR SKIN investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging
epidemic larger than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and avian and swine flu combined. The documentary provides a powerful and often
terrifying look not only at the science and politics of the disease, but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been
affected and nearly destroyed. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are “all in their
head.” From patients who once led active lives but now can barely walk, to a few brave doctors who risk their medical licenses to
treat them, the film uncovers a hidden world that will astound viewers. While exposing a broken medical research system, the film
also gives voice to those who believe that instead of a crisis, Lyme is simply a "disease du jour," over diagnosed and over treated,
and contributing to another crisis: the creation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. With skill and cinematic beauty, the film brings
into focus a haunting picture of our health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
A real-life summer horror film, UNDER OUR SKIN is sure to get under yours.