January 20

DOCUMENTARY“BEDLAM” – DIRECTED BY DR. KEN ROSENBERG PRODUCED BY PETER MILLER<An intimate journey Into the America’s mental health crisis

BEDLAM is set in Los Angeles and is the first major documentary to explore the crisis in the care of severely mentally-ill citizens. Judge Songhai Armstead, Exec. Director, Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative/County of Los Angeles (Proposition J), George Gascon, LA County DA, The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin, Director, LA County Dept. of Mental Health, Dr. Kenneth B. Wells, Director, The Center for Health Services and Society of the Semel Institute, and Felici Jones – Executive Director of Healthy African American Families, Friends of Semel Board Member will join Dr. Rosenberg in this timely conversation. Filmed over five years, BEDLAM brings us inside Los Angeles County’s psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails, and to the homes – and homeless encampments – of mentally ill members of our communities. The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, a psychiatrist, filmmaker, and brother of a person with schizophrenia. Among others featured in the film is Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and her brother Monte, a victim and survivor of this very broken system.  BEDLAM premiered to standing ovations at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.