Adjunct Professor Susanna Styron's Documentary Will Premiere at MoMa

BY Fernando Iriarte , February 16, 2018

Out of My Head, a documentary film directed by Adjunct Associate Professor Susanna Styron, will have its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art as part of their Doc Fortnight series.

 

The film explores the debilitating and extremely painful symptoms of migraine: a neurological disease of which science still knows little about.

 

In her Kickstarter campaign video, Styron explains how she became interested in the subject matter when her child started suffering from this disease. Later in her research, Styron discovered the wide variety of symptoms that sufferers can present such as temporary blindness. The documentary reveals how artists, writers and performers—figures such as Sigmund Fred, Lewis Carroll and Joan Didion have struggled with migraines—have been influenced by their lonely battle against migraines and how, in some cases, it has actually become part of the creative process.

 

Out of My Head will premiere on February 20th during the 17th edition of Doc Fortnight: MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film.

 

Out of my Head poster