Take Your Pills

Take Your Pills

Alternately characterized as an epidemic or a love affair, prescription stimulants like Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin have become a $13 billion industry in America. These drugs increase dopamine and adrenaline levels, promising a dose of performance enhancement for our hyper-competitive age. TAKE YOUR PILLS applies a personal lens to the rise of Adderall and drugs like it, and places individual experiences within a larger socio-economic and historical framework. By incorporating various animation styles, graphics and archival, the film raises vital questions about our society today and where we are headed.

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Alison Klayman


Director: Alison Klayman
Executive Producer: Ben Cotner, Adam Del Deo, Lisa Nishimura, Maria Shriver, Christina Schwarzenegger
Producer: Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Kate Osborn
Cinematographer: Julia C. Liu
Editor: Jen Fineran
Sound Designer: Mike Frank
Music: Ilan Isakov, Tom Deis
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Daniel Ming


Publicity Contact
Carolyn Hepburn
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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 86:57 mins