Sunday, August 4, 2013

Off Label, coming soon to a theater (or computer) near you


Off Label, the remarkable documentary film by Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri,will appear at Cinema Village in New York and the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles on August 9.  It is also being released digitally at the same time, and is available for pre-order on iTunes now.  (Please consider a pre-order: the more iTunes gets, the more prominently the film will be placed on the site.)

You can find a press kit and more information about screenings at the Oscilloscope site.  Here's the blurb:

"Doctors today are liberally writing prescriptions for psychotropic drugs such as Adderall, Ambien, Zoloft, and Prozac (to name but a very few). Often these drugs are combined in polypharmacy cocktails or are given out for unapproved or untested indications, leading to abuse, dangerous side effects, and heavy dependence. In OFF LABEL, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country) examine our runaway pharma-culture by weaving together the stories of drug-testing subjects, Big Pharma representatives, and many others touched by the rampant use of pharmaceuticals. Together, they create a poetic, sometimes amusing and frequently heartbreaking emotional road trip through an overmedicated, misdiagnosed, and drug-addled America."

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