From human guinea pigs testing drugs for pay to behind-the-scenes marketers to consumers struggling with life-altering illness, Off Label examines the medicated margins of American society through the stories of eight lives haunted by the commercialization of medicine and personal identity. Welcome to the strange pharmacy that is America. Award winning film directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher joins us for a very lively discussion on the impact that “legal” drug abuse is having on our country.
“Sensitive, poetic, and gorgeous, the care and affection Mosher and Palmieri have for their subjects is evident in every scene.”- Dodie Bellamy, SF MOMA
“More illuminating and thoughtful than Michael Moore’s Sicko, hopefully OFF LABEL will have a better chance at convincing people that the health care industry in the U.S. is totally fucked up.” – Smells Like Screen Spirit