Co-sponsored by Community Access and NYAPRS, the 9th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival brings to downtown Brooklyn a vivid selection of thought-provoking films which positively portray the mental health community. The event also includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers, audience discussions, and a free lunch.
Community Access: Lives Made Possible
Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Gabourney Sidibe ("Precious"), stories of people overcoming mental health struggles, homelessness and trauma (12 min).
The story of Amanda Wang, an amateur boxer living with Borderline Personality Disorder (9 min).
For an indepth discussion with Amanda and greater discussion of other films go to http://www.communityaccess.org/filmfestival
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive
In this Emmy Award winning documentary, British actor/writer/broadcaster Stephen Fry explores the remarkable highs and lows of manic depression: his own experience of the condition and through candid conversations with others affected by it (including the actors Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss) (120 min).
Three young adults with mental health symptoms coming into their own and taking charge of their lives.
Produced by Ontario Shores (60 min)
Heart and Soul
A documentary of stories of recovery produced by the Rockland Independent Living Ceneter,
Featuring Ted Williams ("the man with the Golden Voice"), in concert with SAMSHA'S Million Hearts Campaign.
Directed by Sheryll Franko (20 min)
WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2013: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: St Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
TICKETS: $7 dollars in advance, $10 at the door
DIRECTIONS: 2,3 or 4,5 to Borough Hall; A or F to J Street/Borough Hall; R to Court Street
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For further information and for tickets, please contact Carla Rabinowitz
Telephone: (212) 780-1400 x7726 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Access provides housing, job training, and various other support services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, and the homeless.
NYAPRS is a statewide coalition of mental health consumers and providers dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities.