Plays Thu. Sep. 12 at 8:30 PM at the Michigan.
Can magic mushrooms cure depression?
Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.
With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.
2018. Documentary. 79 min. NR
The screening of this film is happening in concert with the University of Michigan’s first Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium which is supported by the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan Medical School. A discussion session with selected speakers will follow the film.