Dir: Jennifer Brea | UK/USA | 2017 | 98 mins
A normally healthy 28-year-old, Jennifer Brea was completing a PhD and preparing to get married when a mysterious fever left her bedridden, but without a formal diagnosis. In this fascinating, Sundance award-winning documentary, she picks up her camera to explore the hidden world of chronic fatigue syndrome and its sufferers, abandoned by traditional medicine. Often filming from her bed, she takes to Skype to travel into a forgotten community, crafting intimate portraits of other families suffering similarly. What results is an honest, humane, inventive and very eloquent documentary that asks us to rethink the stigma around a mysterious illness that affects millions.
The doors for the cinema open at 7.30pm, adverts and trailers screen from 7.45pm and the film starts at 8.15pm. An information stall run by the Kirklees and Calderdale Independant ME
Support Group (KCIMESG) will be in the cinema foyer before the screening.
Entry is by way of cash payment on the door on the night, with prices as follows:
Adult (ages 26-59): £7
Over 60s and Passport to Leisure card holders: £6
Under 26s and Full Time Students: £5