A Life Without Pain
5/22, 300p, Women’s Building Buy Tickets
Melody Gilbert's WHOLE was the jawdropper of our 2004 IndieFest—a portrait of several folks whose fondest wish was to have a leg amputated. Melody's back with another stranger-than-fi ction phenomenon-kids who are born without the ability to feel physical pain. Sounds great, huh? We could all do with a lot less pain in our lives. Well, think again-pain, it turns out, is our friend and protector. This condition is a living hell for these kids, who could accidentally lose a limb and not even fl inch, and the families that cope with astonishing grace. Gilbert has created another fascinating and deeply compassionate portrait of several families and the strange lives they are forced to lead, protecting these children from a world of dangers that most of us take for granted.