Film & Theater Reviews

People Say I’m Crazy. John Cadigan. Directed by John Cadigan. Palo Alto Pictures. 2004.

For a supposedly crazy man, John Cadigan is quite sensible, as he portrays in his 2004 documentary about his life called, People Say I’m Crazy. No, he is not crazy. But he is sick with schizophrenia–and he is certainly sick and tired of its effects… [read entire review]


The Soloist.

Jaimie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr. Directed by Joe Wright. Universal Pictures. 2009.

NAMI Mercer hosted a benefit screening of The Soloist last night at the Garden Theatre. Good event; mediocre film… [read entire review]


Take These Broken Wings. A Film by Daniel Mackler, 2008.

In his 75 minute documentary, Take These Broken Wings, social worker and filmmaker Daniel Mackler bucks the conventional wisdom about schizophrenia. Cleverly juxtaposing man-on-the-street interviews with testimonies of Catherine Penney and Joanne Greenberg, fully recovered individuals formerly with schizophrenia, and their therapists, Mackler spotlights the vast gulf between negative public perception and informed and hopeful reality… [read entire review].


SICK-Elizabeth3Sick. A one-woman play by Elizabeth Kenny, 2013.

Sick is a breathtaking solo dramatic performance written and performed by Elizabeth Kenny in collaboration with John Kazanjian. This true story of Elizabeth’s harrowing journey down the rabbit hole of misdiagnosis and medication is a fearless and unsentimental testament to our ability to find ourselves, even in the darkest conditions.

See the original PsychOdyssey post with excerpts from the performance here.

See the 90 second trailer for the play just below:


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