Friday, May 29, 2015

Overcoming the Fear of the Lion: A Courageous Film About Genetic Testing and Huntington's Disease

A new documentary, The Lion’s Mouth Opens, poignantly captures the precarious journey into genetic self-knowledge by Marianna Palka, a 33-year-old filmmaker-actress. She has decided to test for Huntington's disease (HD), which has been referred to as the "devil of all diseases."

The film premieres on HBO on June 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

Read my preview of the film in The Huffington Post.

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