Dark Side of the Full Moon Film Screening & Dialogue
7200 Sollers Point Rd, Dundalk MD, 21222 October 29, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Part of the New Day Campaign 2015 Film Series, and shown in conjunction with the exhibition Touched with Fire: A Family Tale at CCBC Dundalk, Dark Side of the Full Moon (2014) delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health, uncovering the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year. The evening includes a dialogue with Dr. Jennifer Lanier Payne, MD, the Director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins; Nadia Monroe, who suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her first daughter; and the film's director, Maureen Fura. The evening also shares an excerpt from Dina Fiasconaro’s film on pregnancy and mental illness, and kicks off the Mental Health Association of Maryland’s Healthy New Moms Campaign. A reception follows in the gallery to view Touched with Fire: A Family Tale.
Audience Advisory: this film may not be suitable for all audiences. The content and images are impactful, and may be upsetting or disturbing to some individuals, including pregnant and new moms, or those who have experienced trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or psychosis.
This event was part of the 2015 Film Series
This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition Touched with Fire: A Family Tale
The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate…