Magazine article Screen International

The Film Arcade, Gravitas Ventures Board 'The Pathological Optimist'

Magazine article Screen International

The Film Arcade, Gravitas Ventures Board 'The Pathological Optimist'

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The Film Arcade will handle theatrical, while Gravitas will handle VOD release.

The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired and will release Miranda Bailey’s documentary The Pathological Optimist.

The film will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles by The Film Arcade on September 29, followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year.

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.

The Pathological Optimist is Bailey’s follow-up to her debut documentary feature Greenlit, which premiered at SXSW in 2010. …

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