FridayFLICS: OUT OF THE SHADOW
May 1, 2009 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Directed by Susan Smiley (2006)
This film is the story the director’s family’s secret struggle to deal with her mother’s schizophrenia within the confines of the public health system. A story of madness and dignity, shame and love, illuminating a national plight through one family’s journey. Official selection, Vancouver Film Festival.
“Millie Smiley is an object lesson in resilience and gratitude. OUT OF THE SHADOWS is a valentine to her and a heartening one.-NY TIMES
“A fascinating and important film”-Mike Wallace, CBS News
“Brave and full of intelligent insight. A beautiful and important film”. -Cynthia McFadden, ABC News
“captures a side of schizophrenia that few of us ever see, revealing the humility behind the disease without sentimentalizing it.”-Wall St. Journal
8pm – $5 suggested donation. ArtRage is handicapped accessible. Off-street parking at 408 & 414 Lodi Street.