Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

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2017 | USA | 40 minutes
Director: Frank Stiefel
2018 Academy Award Winner, Documentary Short

Acute mental disorder, devastating depressions and anxiety have caused her to be committed to mental institutions, undergo electroshock therapy and even survive a ten-year period without the ability to speak. Despite all of this, 56-year-old Mindy is a brilliant artist represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Mindy’s hyper self-awareness has allowed her to produce a lifelong body of work that expresses her emotional state with powerful psychological precision. Through interviews, reenactments, and examining drawings made from the time she was a child, we learn how her art gave her a voice and probably saved her life.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 3:45pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene