Crooked Beauty screening at the US Social Forum

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Wednesday, July 23, 2010 at 1PMAFSCME Building (basement of the Walker-Roehrig Building)600 West Lafayette at ThirdDetroit, Michigan Event Info: http://organize.ussf2010.org/film-festival(scroll down to Crooked Beauty) Google Map:http://maps.google.com/?q=42.329055+-83.054629+%28600+West+Lafayette%2C+Detroit%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29 Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that will reshape how you think and feel about madness. From childhood abuse to psych ward patient to pioneering mental health advocacy, it is an intimate portrait of artist-activist Ashley McNamara’s intense personal quest to live with hope and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Through Ashley’s poignant testimonials and a lyrical visual style, Crooked Beauty draws new maps for madness as a tool of insight and inspiration for those who openly struggle with their mental health, and anyone who might feel ‘crazy’ in today’s chaotic world. www.crookedbeauty.comwww.kenpaulrosenthal.com