Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Opens Friday, October 5
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1hr 35mins // directed by:Susan Frömke, Matthew Heineman

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken healthcare system?

The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Escape Fire follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.

The New York Times

NYT Critics' Pick

"Arranged in a handful of clear, concise chapters,