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'Reel Mental Illness' film series planned

Mental Health America of North Dakota, along with local behavioral health providers, will host "Reel Mental Illness: Depictions in the Movies" film series Nov. 12 and 13 at the Fargo Theatre.

Mental Health America of North Dakota, along with local behavioral health providers, will host "Reel Mental Illness: Depictions in the Movies" film series Nov. 12 and 13 at the Fargo Theatre.

The group has scheduled a wine reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation of "The Fisher King," starring Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams, at 7:15. A panel of local behavioral health providers will facilitate an audience discussion on the authenticity of the depiction of schizophrenia in the film.

The event will continue Nov. 13 with three film presentations. Beginning at 9 a.m., audience members will view Ingmar Bergman's "Through a Glass Darkly," a movie concerning the treatment of people with mental illnesses who were institutionalized in the 1960s.

"The Face of Homelessness," a documentary produced by the F-M Coalition of Homeless Persons, will follow at 10:30 a.m. The final film shown will be "Resolana: Voice of the People," a new documentary produced by MHAND.

Following the series, MHAND's staff and behavioral health providers will engage audience members in the "Let's Get REEL" community dialogue concerning schizophrenia and its depiction in the films.

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Tickets to attend "The Fisher King" viewing and reception are $25. Tickets for the Nov. 13 events are $15 per person, or $7.50 per student. Ticket packages are available for both days for $30.

For more information or to order tickets, call (701) 237-5871 or visit www.mhand.org .

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