Join Canadian filmmaker Maxwell McGuire and Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Ottawa Chapter for a night of masochistic fun as we present Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist theatrically at the Mayfair followed by a themed after party at House of TARG, all in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada!
“Sick” is a documentary which profiles poet/performance artist Bob Flanagan, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Flanagan explains, with engaging humour, how his obsession with controlled, self-inflicted pain has helped him to deal with his uncontrollable suffering. His philosophy forces one to look at sado-masochism with fresh eyes. The film was released in the 1997 and has won several industry awards, including from the Sundance Film Festival.
The event is raising funds needed to support crucial CF research, care and advocacy which improves the quality of life for Canadians affected by this devastating disease. Cystic fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting children and young Canadians. There is no cure. Currently there are 130 children in Ottawa living with cystic fibrosis and over 150 adults.