Sunday May 20 @ 6:00 pm
“DELIVERS AN EFFECTIVELY HEART-TUGGING FAMILY STORY WITHOUT SENTIMENTALIZING MENTAL ILLNESS.” CHICAGO READER
Join us for this special Mental Health themed Science on Screen (SoS) presentation with guest speaker Jessie Close, Ambassador for the National organization, BRING CHANGE TO MIND, whose mission is to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Also joining us is Marnie Basta-Smith, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN and Director of the Gallatin Mental Health Center, Michael Foust, who will moderate the evening’s panel discussion. SoS is underwritten by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes. Rated R, the film runs 90 minutes.