Fort Worth, TX,
10:31 AM

Cook Children's to Host Short Film Screening, Community Conversation on Epilepsy

Cook Children's is hosting a screening of "Under the Lights" and virtual discussion to raise awareness for #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth.

Cook Children's is hosting a short film screening and virtual discussion on Nov. 8 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to raise awareness for Epilepsy Awareness Month. 

Join us for “Under the Lights,” an inspiring story about a teen with epilepsy, followed by a Q&A with the film's writer and director Miles Levin and executive producer Greg Grunberg. This event is hosted by Scott Perry, M.D., an epileptologist and head of Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health. 

This event begins at 6 p.m. with light appetizers, followed by the film screening and virtual discussion. Registration is required to attend. Get your complimentary tickets here.

The Story

Under the Lights is the story of Sam, a boy with epilepsy, so desperate to feel like a normal kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. 

Cinema has historically stigmatized and ignored people with epilepsy. A demographic of 1 in 26 who have almost never been represented authentically on screen, and suffer from brutal stigma every day. Written and Directed by filmmaker with epilepsy, Miles Levin.

Learn more about "Under the Lights" here.