Co-sponsored by Community Access and NYAPRS, the 10th 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. Ticket information listed below.
(76 min, film by Rebecca Schaper & Kyle Tekiela)
One woman struggles to balance her marital family unit with her efforts to
keep her adult brother at home with her despite his disabilities.
(watch the trailer)
(108 min, film by Lucy Winer & Karen Eaton)
Thirty years after her commitment to the “violent ward” of Kings Park State Hospital,
filmmaker Lucy Winer returns to now-abandoned institution that once held her captive.
(87 min, film by Greg Shouse, co-directed with Daniel Riddle)
A fictional comedy about the power of friendship between a teen struggling with
his mental health condition and a former police officer coping with a loss.
(75 min, film by Daniel Mackler)
A group of mental health leaders discuss how they have successful tapered off medication
through peer support and focusing on their mental health in a holistic manner.
(watch the trailer)
Short films on Crisis Respite Centers in NYC
Community Access Vision for 2014
Rose House (PEOPLe Inc.)
Out of the Woods
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2014: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
WHERE: St Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
DIRECTIONS: 2,3 or 4,5 to Borough Hall; A or F to Jay Street/Metro Tech; 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
SATURDAY SCHEDULE: SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
11:00 am Introduction and short films 11:15 am Out of the Woods
11:25 am Technically Crazy 11:30 am A Sister's Call
1:00 pm Discussion 1:00 pm Discussion
1:30 pm Free Lunch 2:15 pm Kings Park
2:30 pm Short Films 4:15 pm Discussion
3:45 pm Coming Off Psych Drugs
5:00 pm Raffle and Discussion
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.