Trailer For New Indie Thriller “Painless”

By Creative Media Times

Based on real medical science, the new indie thriller “Painless” follows a man named Henry, who has a rare condition called congenital analgesia which renders him unable to feel physical pain, and his search for normalcy.

“Pain, suffering due to bodily harm, is nature’s way of protecting us. But every once in a while, nature makes a mistake,” Henry’s voice-over says in the trailer. “If it is possible to take away the sensation of pain, then we must also be able to create it.”

“Painless” stars Joey Klein (“12 Monkeys”) and is directed by Jordan Horowitz (“Angel of Nanjing”). Also in the film are Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, and Pascal Yen-Pfister.

The new thriller is now available DVD and all major VOD platforms. See the trailer below.

Henry Long was born with a rare condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain. Life for him is a daily struggle, never knowing when he might become seriously injured without realizing it, or worse, die from an internal injury he never knew existed. He lives in a constant state of fear and is completely alienated from those around him who cannot relate to his daily struggles.

Barricading himself in a world of science, Henry has dedicated his life to finding a cure so that he can one day know what it’s like to feel ‘normal.’ When he discovers a promising drug that he is unable to obtain on his own, he gets involved with a dangerous scientist with a dark past and his own secret agenda. Henry must decide if his need for normalcy is worth paying the ultimate price before it’s too late.

Based on a real disorder – congenital analgesia – and authentic medical science, PAINLESS looks at the dark side of life with a rare condition and the challenges both symptomatic and social that people with these conditions face.

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New Trailer For Frederick Wiseman’s “Monrovia, Indiana”

By Creative Media Times

Directed by Frederick Wiseman, the documentary explodes small-town life in contemporary America, small midwestern farming community and its values. The film shows day-to-day experiences of living and working in Monrovia, its community organizations and institutions, religion and daily life.

The documentary is an official selection at Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and many more.

Is set to open theatrically on October 26th at New York’s Film Forum as it begins a national theatrical rollout, then in Los Angeles on November 2nd with more locations expected in November and December.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

MONROVIA, INDIANA explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries.

About the director:
Since 1967, Frederick Wiseman has directed 42 documentaries—dramatic, narrative films that seek to portray ordinary human experience in a wide variety of contemporary social institutions. His films include TITICUT FOLLIES, HIGH SCHOOL, WELFARE, JUVENILE COURT, BOXING GYM, LA DANSE, BALLET, CENTRAL PARK, BALLET, LA COMEDIE FRANCAISE, BELFAST, MAINE, and EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library. He has directed a fiction film, THE LAST LETTER (2002). His films are distributed in theatres and broadcast on television in many countries.

MONROVIA, INDIANA Official Trailer from Zipporah Films on Vimeo.

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