Blog: Movie screening with Dr. Weil on Friday

2012-10-02T06:00:00Z Blog: Movie screening with Dr. Weil on FridayStephanie Innes ARIZONA DAILY STAR Arizona Daily Star
October 02, 2012 6:00 am  • 

A film that features Tucson author and integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. this Friday at The Loft Cinema in Tucson.

Weil will attend the opening night and participate in a post-film question and answer. Tickets to the opening night screening are $15 general admission and $10 for Loft members.

All other screenings of Escape Fire are regular admission prices. The Loft is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.  To purchase tickets go to www.loftcinema.com/film/escape-fire-the-fight-to-save-american-healthcare/

The opening night will be co-presented by The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, which Weil founded.

“The American healthcare system, it’s generating rivers of money that are flowing into very few pockets, and those are the pockets of the manufacturers of medical devices, the big insurers, the pharmaceutical companies,” Weil says in the movie.

“And the owners of those pockets do not want anything to fundamentally change.”

The film offers a picture not only of the broken healthcare system, but it also gives solutions, addressing what might be done to create a sustainable system for the future.

Other experts in the film include Shannon Brownlee , the author of “Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer.”  Brownlee is the director of the New America Health Policy Program in Washington D.C.

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Arizona Daily Star health reporter Stephanie Innes brings you the latest health information. Contact her at sinnes@tucson.com

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