Portland Theatrical Premiere of “Guilty Except for Insanity” coming this October

26 09 2011

The documentary “Guilty Except for Insanity” will be premiering Sunday October 9, 2011 at the Cinema 21 Theater in Portland.   The director and lead subjects in the film will be present for a Q and A after the screening on opening night.

WHEN: October 9-11, 2011 (Sunday, 4:30; 7:00 pm; Monday and Tuesday, 7:00 & 9:00 pm)

WHERE: Cinema 21, 616 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland, Oregon. (503) 223-4515

TICKET COST: For advance purchase of tickets, go to www.cinema21.com. For further information call (503) 657-1601 or visit the project’s website here.

ABOUT THE FILM: Director Jan Haaken, a professor of psychology, goes behind the walls of the Oregon State Hospital, the location of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and recounts the stories of real patients who enter this famous hospital for the “criminally insane.” As patients and staff try to make sense of each juncture in the road, from getting arrested and surviving the wards to reentering the community, their stories reveal the craziness of an American system where you have to commit a crime to get psychiatric help. The documentary probes this maddening world through the eyes of those locked inside the system and uncovers deeper psychological truths about the human need for care and connection, as well as for freedom. (85 minutes)

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3 responses

10 10 2011
JUDY WONG

Yes, I saw this documentary, February of 2011. It gave me some additional insight while preparing my work. Thank-you, Ms. Judy Wong

20 10 2011
newadjustment

Where can this documentary be found to rent / view?

24 10 2011
oshmuseum

Because it was just released I am not sure it is available yet for rentals. I would contact the project itself, here is the contact information they have on their website:

Contact us at info@guiltyexcept.com

Or contact
Jan Haaken
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

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