Disability Movie Club Movie for February: Brain On Fire

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Hey Everybody!

It’s February now, and we have our movie to watch! Rae suggested “Brain On Fire” and that looks really awesome.

It’s the true story of Susannah Canahan, and how her rare brain disorder came about:

Netflix Trailer for Brain On Fire

Our Timeline for Watching and Discussing:

February: watch Brain on Fire on Netflix (I think it’s also on YouTube)

February 28th: Twitter Chat: 2pm EST (9am Hawaii, 11am Pacific)

Useful Links:

  • If you haven’t joined the Lit League Disability Book and Movie Club, come on over to Facebook here.
  • The Calendar is linked here
  • The book that the movie was based on is linked here

and is here:

The real Susannah talks about what happened to her in the following clip (which I did not watch beyond to make sure it was at least craptioned, because I don’t really want spoilers here, but if you do, watch on!)

Susannah Cahalan and Her Rare Brain Disorder

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