This film follows a community of painters, sculptors, musicians, and writers who create art at the Living Museum, an art space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens, NY. Shot over the course of two years and structured across the arc of a day, the film observes with an intimate lens and unspools like a musical, both bracing and tender. It explores the liberation and healing that creativity can offer those drawn together by shared struggle, creating a more humane and holistic approach to mental illness, and to the joy of transforming society itself.
Discussion to follow with artists from Gateway Arts.
Directed by Michael Gitlin. USA, 84 minutes, documentary, English with open captions.
Co-presented with Gateway Arts.+ More... - Less...
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