MAD IN AMERICA’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Focuses on history of psychiatry & current state of mental health system. An international collective of voices & perspectives that explore alternative understandings of "mental illness"

October 9th through October 12th 2014

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SEE THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

MAD IN AMERICA’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will feature films, panels, speakers, visual art, live performance, and social events that ask us to rethink psychiatry and the mental health system, including a featured performance of the highly acclaimed one-woman play SICK by Elizabeth Kenny, and the award-winning multimedia musical performance RECORD (REMIX) by Irish musician and actor, Dylan TIghe.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SITE

FESTIVAL FILMS

FESTIVAL SPEAKERS and PANELISTS


BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

If you wish to purchase tickets for two or three programs either do so via individual transactions online or call The Regent Theatre Box Office ( 781-646-4849 ) to ensure best available seating.

Four-Day Festival Pass - $140.00
PURCHASE YOUR FOUR-DAY FESTIVAL PASS NOW  ...provides access to all films, speakers, panels, live performances, and social events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Thursday’s Program - $40.00
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW ...provides access to all of Thursday’s films and speakers as well as the cocktail party.

4:30pm DOORS OPEN
5:00pm Cocktail Party followed by welcome address by Robert Whitaker and Laura Delano
7:15pm Bipolarized ...followed by talk with Ross McKenzie, Co-Producer.
9:00pm The Devil and Daniel Johnston


Friday’s Program - $40.00
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW ...provides access to all of Friday’s films, speakers, panels, and Elizabeth Kenny’s one-woman performance of SICK Learn More About…ELIZABETH KENNY’S “SICK”

7:30am DOORS OPEN
Historical: Thorazine Era Onwards
8:00am Hurry Tomorrow
9:25am King’s Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution ...followed by Lucy Winer, Dorothy Dundas and Beth Filson
Historical: Antipsychiatry
12:45pm Force Against Conviction
1:35pm Where’s the Evidence? A Challenge to Psychiatry Authority
2:30pm Snake Pit Psychiatry: or The Persistent Career of a Seemingly Bad Idea ...followed by Co-Producers Eugene Epstein, Lothar Duda and Manfred Wiesner
3:50pm To Save Tomorrow
4:20pm Asylum ...followed by Richard Ware Adams, filmmaker and Asylum cameraman
6:25pm One of the Mad Ones ...followed by Professor Philip Singer
8:35pm Evening- Feature and Live Performance Elizabeth Kenny’s SICK followed by talk with the actress.
BUY TICKETS TO ELIZABETH KENNY’S “SICK”
10:00pm William Kurelek’s The Maze


Saturday’s Program - $40.00
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW...provides access to all of Saturday’s films, speakers, panels, and Dylan Tighe’s live musical performance.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 8AM-11:30PM
Morning/Afternoon - The Pharma Story, Student film, and Challenging the Paradigm
Pastries, Fruit, Coffee and Tea
-Branding Illness, Anne Georget and Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, France
-Small Things: A Recovery Story, Mary Bryant, USA
-What Happened To You? Central Mass RLC, USA
-Mettes Stemme, Katrine Borre, Denmark
-There is a Fault in Reality followed by talk and Q&A with director Tom Cotton, England
-Numb, Phil Lawrence, USA
-Mars Project, followed by talk with director Jonathan Balazs, Canada
-Beyond the Medical Model, Western Mass RLC, USA
Saturday Evening - Trauma, Veterans, Feature and Live Performance
-In the House, Peter Stastny and Lisa Rinzler, USA
-Outside the Ring, Joanne Green, Canada
-Mind Zone, followed by talk with director Jan Haaken, USA
-Wounded Places, followed by talk with director Llewellyn Smith and Australian psychosocial researcher and psychotherapist Annie Stopford, USA
-You’re Gonna Miss Me, Keven McAlester, USA
-Live Musical Performance: Dylan Tighe followed by a Q&A
BUY TICKETS TO DYLAN TIGHE’S MUSICAL PERFORMANCE


Sunday’s Program - $40.00 or
Sunday’s Program PLUS Dinner and Awards Gala - $60.00

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW ...allows access to Sunday’s films, speakers, and panels only;  the $60 ticket, allows access to Sunday’s films, speakers, panels, PLUS the Gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014, 8AM-11:30PM
Morning/Afternoon- Challenging the Paradigm, cont., and Alternatives
-Special Sneak Preview of Healing Voices, PJ Moynihan, USA, open to Festival pass holders only
-Bethel followed by talk with director Karen Nakamura, USA
-Open Dialogue, Daniel Mackler, USA
-Hallgrimur, Eiríkur Guðmundsson and Jón Egill Bergpórsson, Iceland
-Healing Homes, Daniel Mackler, USA
-Alternatives Panel with special guests Carina Håkansson from Sweden, Auður Axelsdóttir from Iceland, filmmaker and ex-therapist Daniel Mackler, and more…
-Rethinking Psychiatry panel with special guests to be announced…

Evening - Festival Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, 7:30-11:30PM