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Kim A. Snyder was working on Jodie Foster's Home for the Holidays when she was struck with a painful and debilitating illness. Snyder eventually learned that she had what has come to be known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As Snyder began to recover, she was inspired to make this documentary, I Remember Me, which encompasses her own experience with CFS, the experiences of others, the unexamined history of the condition, and the bewilderingly dismissive response of the medical community. Snyder begins by looking at the first recorded outbreak of the illness, which took place in Lake Tahoe,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Perhaps it will prompt some researchers not only to learn of the symptoms but to look further at the cause."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"[A] passionate film."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Director Kim Snyder suffers from the syndrome herself, so it's all the more remarkable that she actually got a complete film made, much less one this compelling."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Well edited, with an informative narration, the film is an important step toward understanding this bizarre disease."
‑ Michael Phillips, Citysearch
"A documentary which does what the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta shamefully failed to do: connects the dots."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An intrepid sleuth, Ms. Snyder seems to have left no stone unturned in her search for answers."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Never successfully striking a balance, the filmmaker only manages to create a confusing, rambling and poorly edited succession of stories."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"It's the sufferers themselves ... that make the film so interesting."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A tender, yet pointed documentary of perseverance, thwarted hope and medical buffoonery."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"The interpolated stock footage is a misguided attempt at visual poetry, and some of the testimonials are underedited, but as a work of passionate advocacy, I Remember Me can't be faulted."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"This well-made documentary is to be commended for its passionate overview of the troubling illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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