Screened in association with The Kirklees & Calderdale ME Support Group
Tue 24 Oct
Times: 2.30pm & 5.45pm at Copper Auditorium
Tickets: £4 - £7 , approx running time: 97min
Winner of The Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Award for Editing, and Sheffield Doc/Fest Illuminate Award
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her so ill she can’t stand, confined to her bed , often in excruciating pain, and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors and determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis , also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Unrest is, at its core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.
We are also delighted to bring the Unrest Virtual Reality exhibition. Unrest VR is an interactive experience inspired by Jennifer Brea’s feature documentary. An immersive journey into Jen’s experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis, the project contrasts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. When you’re too sick to leave your bed, where do you go?
Unrest VR premiered in the Virtual Arcade at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. We are delighted to offer this experience for free at Square Chapel from 12noon – 8pm on Tuesday 24 October. No pre-booking required.
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