The next installment in our Indie Lens Pop-up series of free community screenings takes us to the Willingham Theater in Yadkinville on Thursday, March 12 for a showing of the film Bedlam. The screening starts at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion. No tickets or reservations are required.

Film details: Haunted by the death of a mentally ill sister, psychiatrist Ken Rosenberg takes on the role of filmmaker to examine a national health crisis. Bedlam follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions. Impossible to mask when untreated, their symptoms shove them into the path of police officers, ER doctors and nurses, lawyers, and prison guards. Shooting over the course of five years, Rosenberg takes us inside Los Angeles County’s overwhelmed and vastly under-resourced psych ER, a nearby jail warehousing thousands of psychiatric patients, and the homes — and homeless encampments — of people suffering from severe mental illness, where silence and shame often worsen the suffering.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Willingham Theater
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
226 E. Main St.
Yadkinville, NC 27055 Map it
Panel discussion following film

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.