The Pain of Others
Location: Redstone Theater
With Penny Lane in person
Dir. Penny Lane. 2018, 71 mins. Digital projection. Preceded by Men Seeking Women (2007, 4 mins.), Normal Appearances (2017, 5 mins.). Followed by Watching the Pain of Others (Dir. Chloe Galibert-Laine, 2018, 31 mins.). Amidst the myriad of niche groups on YouTube, Penny Lane discovered a community of thousands of women suffering from Morgellons, a mysterious skin disease that is not acknowledged by mainstream doctors. Entirely made from first-person online videos, Lane’s film focuses on three “Morgys,” women who say they have parasites under their skin, and are trying to prove to skeptics that they are not crazy. Watching the Pain of Others, a personal essay film by filmmaker Chloe Gailbert-Laine, who was powerfully affected by the film, is a fascinating response—one of the best films ever made about watching a documentary—carefully and brilliantly putting Lane’s films under a microscope.
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