RUMUR Series: All The Rage
2017, 94 min
Director: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, David Beilinson
Q&A with directors Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley
October 20, following 9:45pm screening
RUMUR is a filmmaking collaborative made up of Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky, and David Beilinson. Together they have made 8 feature films and countless shorts. They make both narrative and documentary films. “Half-Cocked” and “Radiation” were their first two films that utilize a doc hybrid style with all of the actors basically playing themselves. They are currently in production on several documentaries.
About ALL THE RAGE: This new documentary explores the connection between emotions and health, by chronicling the work of renowned physician Dr. John Sarno and his radical methods of treating chronic pain, the greatest crisis in American health care.
He changed shock jock Howard Stern’s life. Veteran Senator Tom Harkin was inspired to campaign for his cause, and he gave comedian Larry David “the closest thing to a religious experience” he’s ever had. Dr. John Sarno’s bestselling book “Healing Back Pain” was first published in the 1980’s, and when co-director Michael Galinsky’s father read it he was cured of chronic whiplash. The book – which connects pain with emotions rather than structural causes – put Sarno at blunt odds with the medical system, which shunned his unorthodox approach. Many years later, when Michael was immobilized by excruciating back pain, he met with Dr. Sarno and was put on the mend. Thus began a 12-year odyssey to chronicle his personal journey of healing with the story of Dr. Sarno and his work.This artful and personal film, All The Rage, braids Galinsky’s universal story of pain and emotion together with the story of Dr. Sarno’s work, connecting the audience to both the issues and the emotions at play. Featuring interviews with Howard Stern, Larry David, reporter John Stossel, Dr. Andrew Weil, Senators Bernie Sanders and Tom Harkin, and other luminaries, All The Rage offers a profound rethink of our health care.