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The Pathological Optimist (2017)

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In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license ... See full summary »

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In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license for his infamous study suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease, and autism. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST takes us into the inner sanctum of Wakefield and his family from 2011- 2016 as he fights for his day in court in a little known defamation case against the British Medical Journal. Wakefield attempts to clear his name as the media-appointed Father of the Anti-vaccine movement. Director Miranda Bailey weaves a delicate portrait of a man who is THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST utilizing a never-before-seen, full access look at the man at the center of one of the biggest medical and media controversies of our times.

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Liar. Healer. Monster. Savior.


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TV-14
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USA

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29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,946, 1 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,522, 5 October 2017
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Definite must see

SO disappointed in DiNero and Tribeca for caving into pressures to quash Wakefield's story


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