February 24, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, April 9 – 8:00 PM
Title: Running From Crazy
Year: 2013
Country: USA
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CrazyLowResMeet the Filmmaker: Editor Michael Culyba. Regretfully director Barbara Kopple will be filming and cannot attend.

This heart-wrenching film manages the tensions in its subject in a fruitful, illuminating and moving way. Mariel Hemingway lays bare her inherited legacy: fame and mental illness, and the way she was left to clean up the “mess” incurred in her alcohol-fueled and chaotic childhood home. An insighful study of how people with a family history of psychological damage confront a foreboding mirror, whether or not it reflects a literary heritage and great bone structure. USA,  2013, 100 minutes, documentary

Community Partner: National Alliance on Mental Illness / FAMILYA of Rockland County

“Using home movies and other footage, Kopple provides a discomfiting portrait of a family’s deep-seated dysfunction.” – Ian Thompson, The Telegraph

“There is much here of interest to aficionados of the great author as well as to those curious about the complicated relationship between sisters Mariel and the late Margaux.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“Ms. Kopple shows how people in Ms. Hemingway’s position, with a family history of mental-health problems, confront a foreboding mirror.” – Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times