Film Screening/Presentation of Crooked Beauty & Interactive Workshop
Day 1: Crooked Beauty - Film Screening
Filmmaker and mental health activist Ken Paul Rosenthal will screen Crooked Beauty, his poetic documentary that chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara’s journey from psych ward patient to pioneering mental health advocate. Rosenthal will talk about his challenge to embody the film’s character with compassion and authenticity. Discussion will focus on nurturing wellness through our relationship to the natural world, and drawing new maps for ‘madness’ as a tool of insight, creativity and hope. www.crookedbeauty.com
7-8:30pm @ Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) 500 North 9th Street Modesto Ca, in Jana Lynn room (room to the right when enter complex) Donations $$$ HIGHLY accepted.
Day 2: The Intertwined Threads of Madness and Creativity - Workshop
This is a highly interactive conscious dialogue circle for 10 to 15 participants who identify as artists or actively creative beings. The group will be asked to consider their most fundamentally profound experiences with creativity and mental health, then openly share and discuss their reflections. This humble yet provocative framework is remarkably transformative and inspiring as a means of personal growth and building community.
11am-12:30pm @ At Firehouse 51 (social space), 410 James Street Modesto Ca, $5 admittance fee.
Ken Paul Rosenthal is an independent filmmaker, teacher, and a regional coordinator for the Bay Area Icarus Project.His films weave personal and political narratives into natural and urban landscapes. Ken holds an MA in Creative & Interdisciplinary Arts, an MFA in Cinema Production, and has taught film as a means of cultivating personal vision in workshops and universities nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of a Kodak Award for Cinematography. www.kenpaulrosenthal.com