Thought-provoking films that positively
Brooklyn festival co-sponsored by Community Access and NYAPRS, now in its tenth year.
The 9th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival was held on May 5, 2013, with a special theme of Mental Health Recipients Excelling in their Lives and Careers. It featured a great line-up of films and some wonderful special guests, and played to a full-house of 300.Â
STEPHEN FRY: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MANIC DEPRESSIVE
In this Emmy Award winning documentary, the actor/writer/broadcaster Stephen Fry explores the remarkable highs and lows of manic depression: his own experience of the condition and through candid conversations with others affected by it (including the actors Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss).
- NYC film festival premier!
- 120 min / dir. Ross Wilson / IWC Media
- "Stephen Fry: My battle with mental illness" (The Independent)
(Please note: this article contains profanities, which may cause offense)
Amanda Wang is a graphic designer living and working in New York. And an amateur boxer living with borderline personality disorder. In RethinkBPD, we follow her challenges and triumphs both inside the ring and out.
- 9 min / dir. Jesse Sweet
- Amanda Wang Q&A
- CA Voices - "My first ever fight was scary... She looked like a pit bull."
Three young adults with mental health symptoms share tales of confusion, despair, stigma, and hope.
- 60 min / dir. Katie Tallo / Ontario Shores Center for Mental Health Sciences
- Three Voices website
HEART AND SOUL
The power of healthy living - profiles of people in recovery. Featuring Ted "Golden Voice" Williams.
- 20 min / dir. Sheryll Franko / Falling Awake Productions
- Heart and Soul trailer