DocuClub NY: This Might Hurt

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm

a work-in-progress screening

co-presented with IDA

Please join us to kick off the Summer 2018 season of our DCTV Presents series with our next DocuClub work-in-progress screening!

This Might Hurt is an intimate verite film that follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years trying and failing to cure their illness through modern medicine. Desperate for relief, they enter a mind-body medicine program that focuses on uncovering buried trauma at the root of their suffering, retraining their brains to turn off pain.

The film follows these patients over several years as they make astonishing discoveries about their hidden emotional lives. With 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, and the opioid epidemic overwhelming the nation, this film explores a path to healing without drugs.

Following the screening, we will be joined by Directors/Producers Marion Cunningham and Kent Bassett, and Editor Chris White for a feedback discussion moderated by Heidi Reinberg.

Marion Cunningham (Director/Producer): This Might Hurt is Marion Cunningham’s first feature documentary. As a producer for Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, she risked her life filming meteorologists in the path of tornadoes. In 2012, she was an integral part of video strategy for Barack Obama's reelection campaign. She has also produced series for Netflix, National Geographic, Al Jazeera America, MTV, Fusion, and A&E.

Kent Bassett (Director/Producer) is a filmmaker from Arizona. He directed The Line, a short film about the humanitarian crisis at the border, which won the ASC's Heritage Award. An Emmy-nominated editor, he cut Standing Up, a documentary that follows three unlikely aspiring comedians and screened at DOC NYC. He also co-edited Personal Statement, a documentary about youth leaders working to expand college access that will premiere at AFI Docs.

Heidi Reinberg (Moderator): Reinberg's work spans the breadth of the nonfiction realm, from long-form docs for PBS, HBO and LOGO to directing reality television for HGTV to series development for branded-content powerhouse Cinelan. She developed the nonfiction series War Photographers / Exposure with Oscar winner Ross Kauffman for NBCUniversal, and produced Oscar winner Cynthia Wade’s first two films, Grist for the Mill and Shelter Dogs for Cinemax and HBO, respectively. She also served as consulting producer on Mai Iskander’s two feature docs, Garbage Dreams (Independent Lens) and Words of Witness (Al Jazeera America). In addition to her work in the social-issue doc space, Reinberg has traveled the world directing numerous episodes of the cult favorite HGTV series House Hunters International. She is currently producing ITVS doc 93Queen alongside Paula Eiselt, the film's director. The film will have its broadcast premiere on POV in September 2018.


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Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm


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DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This works-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.

This event is part of the Summer 2018 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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