Icarus Project Film and Discussion at BluestockingsSubmitted by scatter on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:05pm
Come on out this Sunday for a showing in New York CIty of the Icarus Project inspired documentary Crooked Beauty (30min) and a discussion about the role of personal and collective narratives in transformation and social revolution.
Sascha Altman DuBrul, co-founder of the Icarus Project, will be there to facilitate discussion and share stories.
The Icarus Project is going to be a DECADE old next month, and we have a lot of history and tools and resources to share. There is a new version of the website in the making, a new system for distributing our publications in the works, a new generation of healers working in and outside of the mental heath system that are inspired by our language and culture, and thousands of people who've been touched by our visions and writings and art.
Are you one of them?
If you can't make it this Sunday but you're interested in collaborating on/speaking at/performing at a 10th anniversary event in early October (location TBD), drop a line to email@example.com! The organizers would love your help! We're also making a short video with a montage of clips of people from across the country speaking their favorite lines from Icarus writings. If you come out on Sunday we'll be filming footage for the video.
"Many people labeled mentally ill have broken hearts."
Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara's transformative journey from childhood abuse to psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of their intense personal quest to live with courage and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Poignant testimonials connect the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San Francisco Bay Area. Crooked Beauty
reshapes mental health stigmas through a new healing culture and political model for living with madness as a tool of creativity, inspiration and hope.
Directed by Ken Paul Rosenthal.
When: Sunday August 12, 2012 - 7-9PM
172 Allen Street
New York, New York 10002