Magazine article Screen International

Cinema Libre Acquires 'The Pathological Optimist' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Cinema Libre Acquires 'The Pathological Optimist' (Exclusive)

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Distributor acquires international rights.

Cinema Libre has acquired international sales rights to Miranda Bailey’s The Pathological Optimist

The company will be selling the film at MIPCOM to all territories, with the exception of the US and Canada. The Film Arcade released the film in the US in New York City and Los Angeles and is currently expanding across the country.

The Pathological Optimist centres on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the man behind one of the most controversial, intensely debated topics in modern medicine - the anti-vaccination movement. An expat from Britain who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Wakefield allowed Bailey and her team to follow him and his family for five years beginning in 2011 as he fought a defamation battle in the courts against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer. …

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