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Shine the Light: A special screening and conversation about mental illness

By October 11, 2022November 22nd, 2022No Comments

This Event took place November 20th, 2022

BIFF 2022 Plain Sight Event


BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & THE AUSTEN RIGGS CENTER

PRESENT A SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT: “SHINE THE LIGHT”

A SCREENING AND CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUTH 

MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

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The event will screen the documentary Ken Burns presents 

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT, YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS,

a special showing of the PSA, UP ON THE ROOF with Carole King, and a

conversation with filmmakers, special guests and experts from Austen Riggs

Friday, October 14 – Berkshire International Film Festival and the Austen Riggs Center are proud to present a special community screening and conversation about youth mental illness and suicide prevention on Sunday, November 20 at 3PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.  The community event “SHINE THE LIGHT” will screen a segment from the documentary Ken Burns presents HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT, YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS, a film by Erik Ewers & Christopher Loren Ewers, followed by the screening of a 3-minute PSA produced in the Berkshires, UP ON THE ROOF, which features Carole King.  The event will also include a conversation with the film’s director and producer Erik Ewers, subjects from the film Maclayn and Mary Clark, producer Amanda Sherman, founder of Find Your Anchor Ali Borowsky, and mental health treatment experts Jane Tillman, PhD, from the Austen Riggs Center and Brenda Butler, MD, from Berkshire Health Systems.  The event is in cooperation with executive producer and sponsor, Kate Morris and the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention.  This event hopes to provide important information, tools of where to turn for help, and inspiration.

Tickets are $15 for adults and FREE to 18 years and younger and may be purchased online. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS