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Free Screening of Lyme Documentary The Quiet Epidemic

There will be a special, free screening of the award-winning documentary feature film The Quiet Epidemic at the Carolina Theater of Durham on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM. This event is hosted by Denise Spector in honor of Dr. Neil Spector, who is one of the main subjects of the film. Dr. Spector was a member of the NC Lyme Disease Foundation and spoke to our support group many times.

The post-screening discussion will feature Bill Rawls, MD (local Lyme-literate healthcare provider), David Alcorta, Ph.D. (Research scientist, Duke University), Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM (Infectious diseases expert, NC State University), and TIC-NC's Scientific Adviser Marcia Herman-Giddens, PA, MPH, DrPH (UNC Chapel Hill). The panel will be moderated by the film's co-directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch.

This event is free to attend with an RSVP on Eventbrite by scanning this QR code with your phone or by clicking here.


The Carolina Theater address:

309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701


After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a medical controversy. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975.


The Quiet Epidemic premiered at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto in Spring 2022, where it was voted into the Top 20 out of 200+ films. It has since been featured in 20 additional festivals (Hamptons Int’l Film Festival, DOC NYC, Woodstock Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival) and won five festival awards. The Quiet Epidemic qualified for the 2022 Academy Awards and had a successful limited theatrical run in early 2023.

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