Best of the Fest: ‘The Bleeding Edge’

  • Tue May 14th, 2019 1:19pm
  • Life

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents, “The Bleeding Edge,” a film festival favorite top 10, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Grange.

“The Bleeding Edge” shines a light on medical device risks. The film festival is pleased to present yet another important film produced by San Juan islander Amy Herdy who will attend, introduce and answer a Q&A after the film is screened.

“Medical companies are responding to a critical new documentary on the health care industry. ‘The Bleeding Edge’ speaks with patients suffering apparent complications from medical devices such as cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device,” said CBS.

“The Bleeding Edge” is a 2018 original documentary film that investigates the $400 billion medical device industry. Written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, it premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was billed as “the stuff of dystopian nightmares.”

This is part of FHFF winter series and is free. Donations welcomed with thanks.