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Burzynski: The Movie

Date Thursday July 21
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Arch)
Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authorjohn Feld
Burzynski is the story of a pioneering medical doctor and biochemist who discovered a genetic cure for many human cancers. This documentary shows the treacherous 14-year journey Dr. Burzynski and his patients endured to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons – resulting in the largest and most convoluted defeat against the Food and Drug Administration in American history.

106 min.
 


“Eric Merola, presents Dr. Burzynski as a stoic victim of patent fraud, government harassment and scientific sabotage. No one appears to contest the efficacy of his treatment; the problem, the film suggests, is a pharmaceutical industry with nothing to gain — and much to lose — from the introduction of a highly successful, nontoxic competitor to chemotherapy and radiation.”
New York Times
 


“A dramatic expose of the FDA and its incestuous relationship with Big Pharma as it seeks to first discredit, then co-opt Burzynski's discovery.”
Variety

"The movie brings up questions that must be asked about the collusion between our government, drug companies, the FDA and some very large institutions supposedly dedicated to conquering cancer."

James van Maanen, Trust Movies
 


"All the major elements of what is wrong with modern medicine are present – the overwhelming official prejudice against novelty from outside the system, the distrust of independent unorthodox practitioners and the heartfelt testimony of their patients, the devotion of power to the defense of current treatment even though it achieves little and imposes its own horrendous torment on patients, and the immense influence of pharma on regulating officials who tend to end up with jobs in industry after they serve in government."

Science Guardian
 


"The film offers a jolting examination of the hideous collusion between federal agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. In their partnership, profits and ego massaging takes priority over the treatment of the terminally ill."

Phil Hall, Film Threat


Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 PM
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street at Arch
Berkeley CA 94709

$10 ($8 club members) at the door and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185279
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 5th, 2011 1:00 PM
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