BEDLAM

Dir. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2019 | 1 hr. 26 min.

Discussion to follow with film subject and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, producer Peter Miller, director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, National Alliance on Mental Illness board president Adrienne Kennedy, and Treatment Advocacy Center executive director John Snook.

Psychiatrist, author, and filmmaker Kenneth Rosenberg explores a major social crisis of our time—the lack of adequate care for the mentally ill. His deeply personal film follows several individuals, including Monte, a gentle giant caught in the endless, ineffective cycle, and his devoted sister Patrisse Cullors, who during filming becomes a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Shot over five years, Bedlam shines a light on the deep-seated shame, stigma, and political negligence that have led to one of America’s largest health catastrophes.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - Chilmark Community Center

6:30 p.m. Dinner + Live Music
Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering will be serving Mexican pulled chicken tacos, pickled veggies, and watermelon salad. Kid-friendly and vegetarian options are available. Buy your dinner in advance, with your movie tickets. If you wish to just purchase dinner and not a movie ticket, call the box office at (508) 645-9599.

Live music will be performed by Sabrina Luening.