October 09, 2007

Movie on Schizophrenia - "Canvas" hits Theaters

We've previously covered the movie on one family's experience with schizophrenia that is called "Canvas". The basic plot of the movie is a story about a child learns to work with the challenges faced in growing up with a mother wwho has schizophrenia. The movie is now launching and we encourage you to check it out, and tell others about it, and get your support group talking about it. Visit the Canvas web site for more info.

Here is the message from NAMI:

Just in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7-13), the movie CANVAS is being released in Chicago and New York on Friday, to be followed by three other cities next week. If Friday and Saturday ticket sales run high in these five cities, the release may expand to 200 cities nationwide.

Starring Emmy Award-winner Joe Pantoliano and Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden, CANVAS is the story of a family's struggle with schizophrenia. It educates as well as entertains. It will build awareness about mental illness and strike a blow against stigma--but only if enough people see it. In order for the movie to reach a nationwide audience, please take action to help:

Spread the word! Please forward this email now with a personal message to family and friends in the cities below—and friends elsewhere.
Buy tickets on-line early each week. You don't even have to live in the opening cities. Tickets make great gifts or donations. Use the links below to purchase tickets online.

If you live in one of the five cities, go see the movie on a Friday or Saturday. Take a friend. Go in a group. Hold a discussion afterwards.

Starting October 12

In Chicago, AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9, 600 N. Michigan Ave. 60611
In New York, Regal Union Square Stadium 14, 850 Broadway, 10003

Starting October 19

In Los Angeles, Laemmie Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Boulevard, 90046
In Phoenix, Harkins Shea 14, 7354 E. Shea Blvd, (Scottsdale) 85260
In Fort Lauderdale, check local listings as the date approaches.

Visit the Canvas Movie Web Site


I was fortunate to go to premier screening of this film about 2x weeks ago at Felician College in North New Jersey. It is a great film. Very very touching. Director is real nice guy. We need to support this film by turning out to see it and by recommending it to all. I hope it does well and that it gets good reviews.

Posted by: Frank at October 10, 2007 05:12 AM

I've got a good title for a movie.

By the way to define oneself in any way is define your own time beyond the gates of eternity.

and the faceless being that walks the dead planets has many a trick to play on ones perception before one ethers the realm of ones time within the entraping postulant membrane of true time never alowing the nieve to be timeless and truly free.

A bit of my so called schizophrenic philosophy there but i don't care how any nieve man may percieve it I have more than just original philosophy here evolving off my DISC genetics or whatever(I will find the truth about all that because i hate the current idol and not well researched perception).

Posted by: Luke Andrww Marsh at October 10, 2007 11:43 PM

Talking of Hollywood I think it's fairly obvious that Britney is suffering from schizophrenia given her inability to handle stress and odd and escalating behaviour.

Posted by: dave at October 20, 2007 09:32 AM

yes i have looked everywhere, and iwould like to see this movie, it is not offered anywhere around where i can see it or get it. please let me know how i may see this.

Posted by: cherye at January 8, 2008 05:01 AM

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