Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers | Documentaries

The Pain of Others

(Penny Lane, 2018)
Penny Lane in person

A growing force in nonfiction filmmaking, 2017–18 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Penny Lane returns to present two of her recent projects on the occasion of The Flyover Fest.

An intimate and unflinching act of radical empathy, The Pain of Others is made entirely from YouTube videos by sufferers of Morgellons. Those afflicted with the mysterious illness say that they have parasites under their skin, colored fibers emerging from lesions on their bodies, and a host of other horrific-sounding symptoms. The film carefully sets up an unsettling encounter with a group of “Morgies” who have turned to YouTube for help and to prove they’re not crazy. (71 mins., DCP)

Lane previously visited in 2013 to screen her award-winning documentary NUTS!. Don’t miss her films Hail Satan? (May 10–11) and Normal Appearances (on view all May in The Box).

This screening is presented in conjunction with The Flyover Fest, a fresh and inclusive arts festival featuring literature, film, music, panel discussions, and more in Columbus May 8–11. Visit theflyoverfest.com for a complete schedule.

The Pain of Others

The Pain of Others, image courtesy of the artist.

The Pain of Others

The Pain of Others, image courtesy of the artist.

The Pain of Others

The Pain of Others, image courtesy of the artist.

The Pain of Others

The Pain of Others, image courtesy of the artist.

The Pain of Others

The Pain of Others, image courtesy of the artist.

The Pain of Others

Penny Lane, image courtesy of the artist.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation 

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The Pain of Others