BEDLAM (86)

BEDLAM

SUMMARY

ONE DAY ONLY – SUNDAY, MAY 15 at 4 PM
featuring Q & A w/ filmmaker, Peter Miller
part of Story House Ithaca’s Breaking Our Silence series

A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill.

DIRECTOR: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
WRITERS:  Peter Miller, Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
CAST: Patrisse Cullors, Dalilah Marie Hudson


 

Co-writer and co-producer Peter Miller will present the film, take questions, and examine the role of storytelling in sparking change. An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary maker who has worked on many of Ken Burns’ projects, Miller helped connect the personal stories in the film to the broader, catastrophic history of one of our nation’s greatest social crises, crafting what The Hollywood Reporter described as “a damning indictment and a call to action – lucid, harrowing and urgent.”

This film screening is part of Story House Ithaca’s series on Breaking Our Silence: Storytelling for Mental Health.
BEDLAM was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, winner of the 2021 duPont-Columbia Award, and aired on PBS.
Prior to the screening, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Finger Lakes will honor the life of founding mother, Jean Walters. Jean passed away this April and has left a lasting legacy of compassion and support in our community.