Sunday, March 30, 2008

May is Mental Health Month Fundraiser

May Is Mental Health Month Fund Raiser

NAMI Rhode Island and Butler Hospital Present The Rhode Island

Premiere Of The Movie Canvas
A Film By Joseph Greco

Tuesday May 6, 6:30 PM At The Cable Car Cinema 204 South Main St., Providence, RI

With A Panel Discussion Following Featuring The Film's Writer/DirectorJoseph Greco

Tickets $15 seating limited to 120 Autographed DVDs of the movie available for sale $25

Canvas strikingly portrays the tragic reality of schizophrenia through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy whose young mother struggles with the illness while her understanding husband helps her cope with the harsh realities of psychotic episodes, hospitalization and stigma.

Film director Joe Greco grew up watching his mother battle with schizophrenia. He states: "those harrowing memories had a profound impact on me I decided to just tell the truth the emotional truth."

"the portrayal of schizophrenia in the film has been praised by mental health experts as unusually accurate and sympatheticthe result is a serious film about mental illness and a sentimental heartwarmer, and it succeeds in both ways." - Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

"a triumphant, beautifully acted film. One of the most touching and vital works I have seen." - Rolling Stone
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