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Quicksand Documentary explores Huntington’s Disease

Quicksand Documentary that aims for new public  awareness about the ravages of Huntington’s Disease will be aired on WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago in May

"A Mind in Quicksand -- A Life with Huntington's" www.amindinquicksand.com

“A Mind in Quicksand — A Life with Huntington’s” www.amindinquicksand.com

WTTW in Chicago will be the first station to broadcast Black Cat Productions’ riveting documentary, “A Mind in Quicksand — A Life with Huntington’s” on Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm. This personal story does not shy away from showing the ravages of the illness and presents the raw human struggle to cope with a future of diminishing physical, emotional and cognitive capabilities.

To celebrate it’s May broadcast release to public television stations nationwide the film will be screened at Columbia College Chicago at Film Row Cinema on April 9th at 6:00 pm as a fundraiser for the Illinois Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of Chicago. Q&A with Huntington’s community members Dr. Stephen Clingerman and Liz Born will immediately follow the screening.

"A Mind in Quicksand -- A Life with Huntington's" www.amindinquicksand.com

“A Mind in Quicksand — A Life with Huntington’s” www.amindinquicksand.com

At 42, Kim worried that she “was going crazy.” Everything around her was becoming undone. Then she learns that she has Huntington’s disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes devastating mental and physical deterioration over time. In”A Mind in Quicksand — A Life with Huntington’s”, Kim explores the disease’s impact on other sufferers, and courageously turns the camera on herself to show what the disease looks and feels like from the inside out. The film is a testament to both the bravery of people living with Huntington’s disease and the urgent need for a cure.

“I’m in a better place than most people with Huntington’s so I feel I owe it to the HD (Huntington’s disease) community to be a voice for the disease. It’s something I’m able to do - at the moment.” - Kim Lile

Thursday, April 9th at 6:00pm
Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash, 8th Floor

May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month.

Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm
WTTW - Chicago Channel 11

Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm
KVCR - San Bernardino CA

For additional dates and times, visit amindinquicksand.com

“A Mind in Quicksand — A Life with Huntington’s” is produced by Black Cat Productions, Inc. The documentary is distributed to public television stations by American Public Television (APT-Exchange). It is funded in part by The Mercy & Patrick C. Ewing Charitable Foundation and Ted Ross. A list of additional donors can be found on our program website.

Music by Stewed Tomatoes and Elizabeth Lamberti, Clayton Brown and Jordan Wankoff, Music supervisor is Martie Marro. Executive producer is Jessie V. Ewing, cinematography by Chris Peppey and Jessie V. Ewing; editing by Sharon Zurek and Justine Gendron; produced by Sharon Zurek and directed by Kim Lile.

MEDIA CONTACT SHARON ZUREK, BLACK CAT PRODUCTIONS, INC.

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PROGRAM WEBSITE: www.amindinquicksand.com.

A Mind in Quicksand © 2012. Run time: 60 min.

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