** This event will be rescheduled **
The community is invited to a free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary film Bedlam.
Haunted by the death of a mentally ill sister, psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg takes on the role of filmmaker to examine a national health crisis. Bedlam follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions. Impossible to mask when untreated, their symptoms shove them into the path of police officers, ER doctors and nurses, lawyers, and prison guards. Shooting over the course of five years, Rosenberg takes us inside Los Angeles County’s overwhelmed and vastly under-resourced psych ER, a nearby jail warehousing thousands of psychiatric patients, and the homes—and homeless encampments—of people suffering from severe mental illness, where silence and shame often worsen the suffering.
After the screening, join Dr. Rosenberg and local community mental health experts as they discuss the crisis in care for the mentally ill and ways to support mental health in our communities.
Free and open to the public.
Please RSVP here.
(Note: online registration is optional and is not a ticket or guarantee of admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.)
Doors open at 6:30. Panel discussion follows the film screening.
Presented by the Arts Division and the Social Documentation MFA program of the Film and Digital Media Department at UC Santa Cruz, and Indie Lens Pop-Up.