The Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation in partnership with the Utah Film Center presents a free screening of
Out of My HEAD
A filmmaker, seeking treatment for her daughter’s migraine attacks, discovers a confounding neurological disease and learns why a devastating condition, afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide, remains so deeply misunderstood.
Event: OUT OF MY HEAD
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Seating will begin at 6:20 pm and be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Venue: The City Library
Address: 210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Following the screening, we will host and an interactive Q & A session with Dan Henry, M.D. / Dan Kauffman, PhD, C.Ht / Dorothy Williams, M.D., PhD / Susan Baggaley, FNP-BC, MSN
The filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip, and decides to make a film about it. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan Didion. We learn that, rather than a terrible headache, migraine is a complex, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. This kaleidoscopic journey, told through interviews, cinema verite, art and animation, explores the history, impact, and raw emotion evoked by this unpredictable and confounding condition.
I tell people that migraine is so much more than just a terribly disabling headache. Migraine is a neurological disorder where certain networks in the brain become activated. Headache is one component of it.
– Dr. David Dodick, Director, Headache Program, Mayo Clinic Arizona
The state of funding for headache research in general, but migraine research in particular, is scandalous in its almost complete lack of commitment to the commonest neurologic problem that affects Americans.
– Dr. Peter Goadsby, Prof. of Neurology, King’s College, London
Frequently when they come to the office they say, ‘I want my migraine cured.’ I would look at them and say, ‘If I can cure your migraine, I’m going to get the Nobel Prize.’ That’s how big that is.
– Dr. Allan Purdy, Prof. of Neurology Dalhousie University