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Why We Rise “Changing Lives Through TV & Film” Series

Join us for the inaugural Why We Rise "Changing Lives Through TV & Film" Series, presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) on Friday evening, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th. DMH's Why We Rise campaign is proud to present a unique set of screenings and panel discussions that directly address mental health and wellbeing and have the potential to spark conversation, engage, and impact the Los Angeles community for the better.


Friday evening, we will present a special 10-year anniversary screening of "The Soloist" featuring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. in the powerful story about musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, discovered living homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.


On Saturday afternoon, we will present a double feature including the movie "Princess of The Row," telling the story of one foster youth who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her father, a homeless mentally ill veteran who lives on Skid Row; and a special showing of two episodes of the new "One Day at a Time" featuring the lives of one East Los Angeles family.


Finally, on Saturday evening, we are thrilled to announce we will host the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary "Bedlam," a feature-length documentary that immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of the seriously mentally ill through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers. We will be joined by special guests former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy and the film's director Ken Rosenberg in a discussion following the screening of this candid look at mental health care in Los Angeles.


All events are free to the public, but you must RSVP prior to the event. No walkups will be accepted. Please bring your ID for checkin.

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