September 25, 2012 — The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), a leading post-graduate college for chiropractic, acupuncture, and oriental medicine, will host a special event for the premiere of an insightful new documentary by noted filmmaker Bobby Sheehan (On Native Soil) on the state of the U.S. medical system.
Doctored opens in Los Angeles on Sept. 27 and will play in select theatres across the city through Oct. 4. SCU will sponsor the special screening event for Doctored Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Laemmle 4 theatre in Santa Monica (1332 2nd Street). A reception will immediately follow the screening.
Doctored opens to the general public on the following dates at these L.A. area theatres:
Sept. 27, 29, and 30:
Monica 4 Theatre
1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 478-3836 Ext. 3
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4
Los Feliz 3
1822 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Doctored explores the culture of the U.S. healthcare system and imparts the need for greater integration in the medical industry and how its monopolization has often resulted in the suppression or misrepresentation of natural or alternative therapies.
Doctored also explores the proven benefits of a variety of treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutritional supplements and as well as why they are so often misunderstood by the public. More information on Doctored is available at: doctoredthemovie.com.
“SCU is a strong advocate for the seamless integration of proven alternative therapies into current health care practices and we’re pleased to support this message in the release of Bobby Sheehan’s new documentary,” says Southern California University of Health Sciences President Dr. John Scaringe. “This film sheds light on this need. As the nation’s leading accredited institution for chiropractic, acupuncture and health sciences, SCU embraces an open, evidence-based, outcomes focused approach that is integrative and patient centered. We look forward in being at the forefront of integrative medicine and to engaging in the very relevant debate about the future direction of alternative health care that Doctored fosters.”
Sheehan’s first foray into the feature world was the critically acclaimed film, Seed (IFC Films), which profiled two extraordinary artists — Joey Arias and Basil Twist — by examining the creative spirit and the tenacity of gifted individuals who express themselves through art. Sheehan also recently wrote, produced, and directed the film Cayman Went, a narrative feature about a pretend hero forced to become a real hero.
In development is Blur, the companion film to Sheehan’s Standing 8 — both semi-autobiographical and deal with the struggles of being part of the New York underclass desperately looking for hope.
Sheehan is also the director of On Native Soil, a poignant documentary about Sept. 11, narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank, where the 9/11 Commission Report is used to study the attack and the systemic flaws that allowed it to happen.
Source: Southern California University of Health Sciences, scuhs.edu