Mental Health Film Festival

| March 21, 2013

This Year’s Special Theme:

Mental Health Recipients Excelling in their Lives and Careers


Community Access: Lives Made Possible
Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Gabourney Sidibe (“Precious”), stories of people overcoming mental health struggles, homelessness and trauma (12 min).

ReThink BPD
The story of Amanda Wang, an amateur boxer living with Borderline Personality Disorder (9 min).

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive
In this Emmy Award winning documentary, British actor/writer/broadcaster Stephen Fry explores the remarkable highs and lows of manic depression: his own experience of the condition and through candid conversations with others affected by it (including the actors Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss) (120 min).

Three Voices
Three young adults with mental health symptoms coming into their own and taking charge of their lives.
Produced by Ontario Shores (60 min)

Heart and Soul

A documentary of stories of recovery produced by the Rockland Independent Living Ceneter,

Featuring Ted Williams (“the man with the Golden Voice”), in concert with SAMSHA’S Million Hearts Campaign.

Directed by Sheryll Franko (20 min)


WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2013: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: St Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

TICKETS: $7 dollars in advance, $10 at the door

DIRECTIONS: 2,3 or 4,5 to Borough Hall; A or F to J Street/Borough Hall; R to Court Street


For further information and for tickets, please contact Carla Rabinowitz

Telephone: (212) 780-1400 x7726 Email:


Community Access provides housing, job training, and various other support services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, and the homeless.


NYAPRS is a statewide coalition of mental health consumers and providers dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities.