Our cross country tour continues after an amazing weeklong run in both NYC and LA in August…thanks to the many people who came to see us during our first theatrical run! With those screenings and LOTS of paperwork, we have officially qualified for Best Documentary Oscar consideration for 2012! We won’t know about nominations or awards for quite some time, but to paraphrase the old quote…”it’s an honor just to be qualified!”
September has brought us two fantastic screenings with our friends at the United Film Festivals…the first was a completely sold out show in San Francisco (and great write-ups in the San Francisco Chronicle AND the SF Examiner!) with one of the best Q and A sessions ever. We’ll be coming back to the Bay Area for MULTIPLE SHOWS, so stay tuned to our upcoming screening page and our Facebook page for more details! And we just returned from a fantastic reception in Chicago at the Music Box Theater, very much a homecoming for us in the midwest (we’re still working on a big Detroit screening, for all our Motown friends and family).
LOTS of big news coming…we’ll be adding much more to this site and the Facebook page in weeks to come, along with big news about the DVD and digital video versions to come!
We are playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles! Come join us in New York (August 17th-23rd) at the IFC CENTER in Greenwich Village, and in Los Angeles (August 24th-30th) at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in a very cool part of North Hollywood, for two shows daily as part of the 2012 DocuWeeks showcase, the nation’s most prestigious documentary screening series! Tickets and info at
Hope to see you there…live Q&As in LA Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday!
From our friends at NAMI New York, a great event to help raise awareness about mental illness:
NAMIWalks, the largest mental health education and fundraising effort in America, brings together thousands of passionate individuals and supporters to celebrate recovery from
mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness.
NAMIWalks NYC, now in its sixth year, benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro), the largest NAMI affiliate in the nation.
Proceeds from NAMIWalks NYC fund free support, education, and advocacy efforts on behalf of New Yorkers of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who are affected
by mental illness.
NAMIWalks NYC is Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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anywhere else – offered in multiple locations across the city all year long
▫Over 20 support groups for parents, families, individuals, and veterans
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▫A research library with computer terminals for the public
▫Tailored programming for Spanish- and Japanese-speaking families
For more information about NAMI-NYC Metro and the services
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We’re thrilled to announce that OF TWO MINDS has won BOTH the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival! Next up, New York on Saturday May 12th at 2pm, Cobble Hill Cinemas!
We’ve been incredibly busy since Cleveland…THREE more screenings coming up in the next month! Newport Beach Film Festival is up first, Saturday April 28th…get your tickets here: http://newportbeach.bside.com/2012/films/oftwominds_douglasblush_newportbeach2012
Our Los Angeles event with the LA United Film Festival is on Sunday April 29th and is selling out fast! Then join us in NYC on Saturday May 12 for the New York United Film Festival…tickets for both here: http://unitedfilmfestival.bigcartel.com/product/of-two-minds
We’ll be at all three screenings…hope to see you there!
We’re celebrating the premiere here in Cleveland tonight…just about EVERYONE from the film was in attendance, and the reaction was just amazing from our sold out crowd. Tomorrow is round 2, with a panel including local mental health advocates and us after the screening…stay tuned for more!
Hello from Cleveland…we’re only hours away from our premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival and we have tickets in hand! Liz, Cheri, Petey and Carlton, who all appear in the film, are here along with many others who appear during the documentary, plus a great crowd of friends and family. We’ll be posting updates when we can after the screening, along with photos, video and more. Keep track of the latest on Facebook also at http://www.facebook.com/Of2Minds.
Much more to come…
Welcome to the OF TWO MINDS official blog, starting up just as we’re about to premiere the film at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Keep checking back for updates from the festival, words from the people in the film, and lots of other events and big news. We’re very excited to be starting the film’s journey out into the world and we’ll keep you posted on latest here!