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May 09, 2005
San Francisco Schizophrenia Event
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San Francisco Bay Area (actually, San Jose) Screening of "People Say I'm Crazy"
This just in from Katie Cadogan:
This coming Sunday, May 15, 2005 John and I will be at a benefit screening of our award-winning film, People Say I'm Crazy followed by a VIP reception and exhibit of John's woodcuts at the San Jose Museum of Art.
Funds raised will support the South Bay's primary mental health service provider - Alliance for Community Care - the organization that helped John with housing, case management and other support in the early years of his illness.
This is the first public screening of People Say I'm Crazy locally and we'd love for you to join us in supporting Alliance!
People Say I'm Crazy
Reception & Exhibit of John Cadigan's Woodcuts
SPECIAL "Friends & Family" tickets: $50/person
A limited number of these reduced-price - $50/person - "Friends and Family" tickets are only available by phone.
Please pass the word about this special screening and discount. Regular tickets are going for $150/person, but Alliance has made a special arrangement with us to give friends of our film (and family) access to more affordable seats.
About People Say I'm Crazy
During his senior year of college, artist John Cadigan had a psychotic break. He dropped out, cycled through a number of doctors and medications, then decided to film his agonizing struggle with mental illness.
People Say I'm Crazy is the first-ever documentary photographed and directed by someone with schizophrenia. John invites audiences to tour the world inside his "beautiful mind" - a chaotic, paranoid and creative universe, where he struggles to know what is real. Over the decade-long course of his recovery, he films his meltdowns and triumphs, his family and friends, shattering cultural notions of "madness."
"Truly unique... a remarkable piece of cinéma-vérité!
"I've never seen anything quite like it, and if it doesn't make you cry two or three times, you need a heart transplant.... You'll never forget it."
"Brave, scary and beautifully insightful"
"Rarely has mental illness been depicted so subjectively and seemed so immediate... It's also a touching testament to the love and dedication of John's family."
"A corrective to widespread cultural misrepresentation [of schizophrenia] through its rare glimpse into John Cadigan's courageous and personal revelations."
Awards for People Say I'm Crazy!
Documentary Feature Award
Outstanding Television Documentary 2004
Best Documentary Film
First Prize-Artistic Achievement
Outstanding Media Award - 2005
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