October 14 and 18

86 min


Member $10 | General $13


Sat Oct 14 6:30PM | The Broad Theater | The Member $10 General $13

Wed Oct 18 6:00PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $10 General $13

One of the most commonly misdiagnosed afflictions for women in the U.S. is thyroid disease. The thyroid has a hand in nearly every major function in the body, making symptoms difficult to pin down, as they are comprised of common issues such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, and depression. Through director Maggie Hadleigh-West’s own medical journey, Sick to Death! investigates the political and medical reasons thyroid disease is so often overlooked and the serious health complications that can occur when left untreated. Using personal video and interviews with medical professionals and women who grapple with thyroid problems every day, Maggie seeks answers that have the potential to better her own life and those of the women around her. -AL

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

PRD: Elizabeth Dunnebacke, Catherine Reirson; WRI: Maggie Hadleigh-West; ED: Ilko Davidov, Kim Connell, David Bear