The Sacred Disease
2018 / United States / 29 Minutes / Erica Scoggins
Angie lives with her mom and struggles to manage a heavy dosage of medication for a neurological disorder. Reeling from the death of her brother and oppressed by the very medication meant to cure her, Angie yearns for the strange, otherworldly seizures that at once haunted her and made her feel alive. Nicole, a mysterious and reckless woman, convinces Angie to toss the pills and accompany her to an old mansion in the deep woods of East Tennessee. On the outskirts of her town, Angie finds other people like her. Angie endures a nightmarish limbo, finally breaking through to the sublime and ecstatic moment that gives this disease its sacred name.