Twitch and Shout provides an intimate journey into the startling
world of Tourette Syndrome (TS), allowing the viewer to start
to make contact with, and ultimately to understand, some of the
people living with it.
Through the eyes of a photojournalist
with TS, the film introduces the viewer to other individuals
with TS, including a professional basketball player, an artist,
an actress, and a Mennonite lumberjack.
Twitch and Shout is an emotionally absorbing, sometimes unsettling,
and finally, uplifting film about people who must contend with
a society that often sees them as crazy or bad and a body
and mind that won't do what it's told.
What a wonderful,
compassionate, funny instructive, inspiring, and flat out brilliant
documentary...Twitch and Shout is an hour likely
to change your opinion or change you, period. It doesn't get
much better than this.
The New York Daily News
Twitch and Shout powerfully conveys the richness and range of Tourette Syndrome
from the inside.
Dr. Oliver Sacks
(and improbably funny).
The New Yorker
Twitch and Shout is a gem of a film which conveys the human side of Tourette Syndrome
in a way no textbook ever can. I will continue to use it as a
key teaching tool in my courses.
Edward A. Kravitz, Professor, Harvard Medical School
It enlightens us -
in the full meaning of the word by throwing the light of understanding
on what we don't know and therefore fear. Highly recommended.
Editor's choice. ****