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Dr. Feelgood [with The Dignity of Risk and I'll Go On]

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Dr. Feelgood

(Eve Marson, USA, 2016, 84 minutes, International Premiere)

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Dr. William Hurwitz has always claimed simply to be doing the best he can to relieve the pain of his patients. And so it once appeared, as the Virginia physician took a radical stand when it came to pain relief: he believed strongly in prescribing opiods to those who otherwise suffered constantly, and he became so controversial for the practice he would up on 60 Minutes. But then the authorities began to investigate claims that Hurwitz was not only prescribing medications like OxyContin (otherwise known as “Hillbilly Heroin”) in truly prodigious amounts, but that much of what he was prescribing was winding up back on the street. As the panic over prescription painkillers began to rise around the turn of millennium, Dr. Hurwitz found himself not only in an increasingly hot media spotlight, but facing up to twenty-five years in prison on charges of “large-scale drug trafficking”. He’s been called a pusher, a godsend, a murderer and a saviour. Healer or dealer? This is the question Marson asks in Dr. Feelgood. Ask the doctor and he’ll tell you “I feel like I’ve led a moral life and done good in the world.” Ask the doctor’s wife and she’ll tell you he’s “a fool.” See Dr. Feelgood and decide for yourself.

*Playing with Dignity of Risk ( Prateek Bando and Jeremy Ley, Australia, 2016, 16 minutes) and I’ll Go On (Rick Miller, Canada, 2016, 1 minute)

**Follow by Skype Q & A with director Eve Marson and panel discussion (panelist TBA)

Co-presented with DOC NOW and Artists' Health Alliance


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