Indie Lens Pop-Up film: Bedlam
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Miller teamed on Bedlam with director and fellow producer and writer Kenneth Rosenberg, a practicing psychiatrist haunted by the death of a mentally ill sister. The 86-minute film, set in Los Angeles, examines the woefully inadequate care of those with chronic and severe psychiatric conditions, going inside an overwhelmed psychiatric emergency room, a nearby jail warehousing thousands of psychiatric patients, and the homes and homeless encampments of people suffering from serious mental illness.
A system once built around long-term asylum care has essentially become a crude horror show for those who are detained, medicated, and tossed onto the streets with no means of recovery.
The streamed event, continuing the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative, is co-presented by the California Film Institute, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Panhandle PBS, and Pickford Film Center with support from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.
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