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Film: Unrest


Tuesday October 10, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Pittsfield Branch: Program Room


The 2017 documentary "Unrest" is, at its core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is at once heartbreaking, inspiring, and funny.

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 bedridden and looking for answers. Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community— a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

"Unrest" is made by an award-winning team and is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Harnisch Foundation, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Fledgling Fund, IFP, and over 2,593 Kickstarter backers. It premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing.

This 90-minute documentary is unrated.