Watch the new film “Bedlam” and continue the discussion on mental health locally.
Front Range Community College is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film Bedlam from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens.
Watch the movie, then join us for a panel discussion with local Colorado experts. The virtual events are free and open to the public.
WHAT: Two FREE screenings of
An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis
Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30pm—https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/lhno5
Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm—https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/x29nd
Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist Kenneth Paul Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Dr. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering.
For more information, visit: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/bedlam/ or contact Kalynn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please join us for a special live conversation with local experts.
WHAT: Live Zoom Panel Discussion of the film
WHEN:Wednesday, October 28th at 12:30PM
LINK TO PARTICIPATE:
Meeting ID: 828 7951 1389 Passcode: 475589
- Dr. Anthony Young—President – Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists and Member of the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force – COVID-19 Special Assignment Committee.
- Jeff Swoboda—Chief of Fort Collins Police Services
- Caroline Bunn—Community Liaison at SummitStone Health
- Kathleen Strong—Licensed Professional Counselor, Front Range Community College
FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: destigmatizing and decriminalizing mental illness; pervasiveness of mental health in America; exploring family histories around mental illness; improving access to care; alternative models of care; substance abuse; homelessness; judicial reforms; crisis intervention trainings.
About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up.
About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.