Area debut of documentary on eating disorders set for Oct. 27

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Retreat will present the local debut of “All of Me,” a new Kingdom County Productions documentary film on eating disorders by award-winning filmmaker Bess O'Brien, at the Latchis Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.

“All of Me” centers on the lives of women, girls, and boys in Vermont who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film also focuses on the parents of children who struggle with this devastating disease, according to a news release.

“All of Me” explores the underlying emotional issues from which eating disorders stem, including depression, anxiety, trauma, sensitivity, control, perfectionism, and other mental health issues. In addition, the movie gives hope to those who are struggling and reminds us that people can recover and reclaim their bodies along with their emotional connections to themselves and others.

Bess O'Brien's last film was the highly acclaimed “Hungry Heart,” about the prescription drug crisis in Vermont.

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