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New Documentary on Huntington’s Disease: ‘The Lion’s Mouth Opens’

Beginning June 1, HBO will premiere a short documentary on Huntington’s disease titled, “The Lion’s Mouth Opens.” Directed by Lucy Walker, the film tells the story of actress and filmmaker Marianna Palka, who courageously decides to undergo genetic testing to see if she carries the gene for Huntington’s disease, a debilitating hereditary neurological disorder, that many of her family members suffer from. A short trailer can be viewed online here.

Sign up to host a home viewing party during the HBO broadcast premiere through HBO Go or HBO Now at thelionsmouthopens.com. For every email address added, $1 will be donated. All participants will receive the film’s free toolkit.