Film poster for "Bedlam"

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—

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm—


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.

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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


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.

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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

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 Join the conversation: 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.

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