Film in the Community: Benet Hill

Join us for a free screening in collaboration with the Benet Hill Film Series. The Benet Hill Monastery partners with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute to educate and enlighten the community about contemporary issues and how people of extraordinary strength and faith inspire us through their ways of handling adversity. Please join us for the discussion following each movie.
 
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HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405
Directed by FRANK STIEFELACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM – Mindy Alper is a tortured and brilliant 56-year-old artist who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Acute anxiety, mental disorder, and devastating depression have caused her to be committed to mental institutions undergo electroshock therapy and survive a 10 year period without the ability to speak. Her hyper self-awareness has allowed her to produce a lifelong body of work that expresses her emotional state with powerful psychological precision. Through interviews, reenactments, the building of an eight and a half foot papier-mache’ bust of her beloved psychiatrist, and examining drawings made from the time she was a child, we learn how she has emerged from darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust, and support.

ANY WEDNESDAY
Directed by ALLIE LIGHT & PATRICK STARK

Any Wednesday is a sensitive, delicate drama of disparate souls reaching for connection. Two people – separated by age, race, class, and even diagnoses – bond in their frail humanity.

Date

May 01 2020

Time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost

Free

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Location

Benet Hill Monastery
3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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