Take Your Pills — Trailer

source:   www.netflix.com

added: Wed, Mar 7th '18

Award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman (of the Sundance-winning doc. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry") investigates the startling rise of prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin in the new Netflix original documentary "Take Your Pills," for which a trailer has been released.

Executive produced by journalist and activist Maria Shriver (former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger) and also executive produced by her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger, the film takes an in-depth look at how these type of pills became a the go-to medication for hyperactive children but quickly turned into a dangerous cure-all that is being regularly used (and abused) among college students, young athletes, and tech coders.

Set to make its world premiere this week at the SXSW Film Festival, "Take Your Pills" will start streaming on Netflix next week, beginning Friday, March 16th. Watch the trailer, above.

The pressure to achieve more, do more, and be more is part of being human – and in the age of Adderall and Ritalin, achieving that can be as close as the local pharmacy. No longer just "a cure for excitable kids," prescription stimulants are in college classrooms, on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley...any place "the need to succeed" slams into "not enough hours in the day." But there are costs.

In the insightful Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) focuses on the history, the facts, and the pervasiveness of cognitive-enhancement drugs in our amped-up era of late-stage-capitalism.

Executive produced by Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger, Take Your Pills examines what some view as a brave new world of limitless possibilities, and others see as a sped-up ride down a synaptic slippery slope, as these pills have become the defining drug of a generation.


directed by   Alison Klayman

release date   March 16, 2018 (on Netflix)

blog comments powered by Disqus