- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 23, 2003
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
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Movieline's Hollywood Life -
"...The stark, graphic, yet serene final images show us that death can be a release and a liberation..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/1998
"...SICK is an important film....A fine tribute..."
New York Times - 11/07/1997
"...This groundbreaking documentary glimpses more uncomfortable truths about the human condition than you will find in a dozen other films..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/05/1997
"...Bob Flanagan was a wry, witty, funny man who saw the irony of his own situation..."
Performance artist Bob Flanagan suffered from cystic fibrosis throughout his 42 years. This disturbing, poignant, and disarmingly funny documentary examines his odyssey to have control over his body through inflicting pain on himself. Through private moments captured on camera, his performances, and direct conversations with Flanagan himself, we learn of his painful fight against his affliction, the creative and disturbing things he does to his ailing body, and the importance of his long-term relationship with his dominatrix/partner, Sheree Rose. Kirby Dick's acclaimed documentary superbly sidesteps the '"reakshow" mentality by presenting the story of someone who lived a life far outside of conventionality in an exceptionally human manner. This film is for non-squeamish, mature audiences.
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