Featuring a post-film discussion with director Douglas Blush and professionals from the local mental health care community.
Co-presented by The Aurora Foundation
Part of our One Hit Wonders series, featuring great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
“Intelligent and compassionate.” – Ronnie Scheib, Variety
“The intimacy and confessional nature of these stories are the documentary’s strength.” - Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
“People with bipolar disorder are stigmatized by co-workers, employers and the health care industry, which is why it’s significant hearing from them so candidly. This is intimate storytelling.” – Clint O’Conner, Cleveland Plains Dealer
Of Two Minds is an award-winning new documentary from the creative team behind Wordplay, Superheroes, These Amazing Shadows and The Invisible War, a 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. The film explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Personal stories of harrowing events, medical mazes, discrimination and the effects of social stigma blend together to create a compelling look at a generation coming out of the “bipolar closet.” Of Two Minds puts an authentic human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, sometimes painful, sometimes painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows: our parents and children, our friends and lovers … and ourselves. (Dir. by Douglas Blush & Lisa Klein, 2012, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated) Digital