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Your search by 'Mental Health' identified 11 films


  • Adrift in Sunset

    Adrift in Sunset

    USA , 2015 , 21 min. Dao is ready to go on her date but she also has to spend time with her mom who has Alzheimer’s—bringing her gallivanting ways to a halt. Is it really a good idea to combine the two?... Read more
  • The Birthday

    The Birthday

    Germany , 2014 , 16 min. Young Taiwanese German immigrants Ron and May show that love can persist under the grey skies of Berlin in The Birthday.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • Jason and Shirley

    Jason and Shirley

    USA , 2014 , 79 min. Director Stephen Winter presents a fictitious account of the making of Shirley Clarke’s seminal, controversial 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason, depicting the behind-the-scenes power struggle between the director and her eccentric subject.... Read more
  • Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

    Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

    USA , 2015 , 55 min. Women’s basketball superstar Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular career when a long-suppressed struggle with mental illness threatened to derail her life. This intimate portrait by two-time Oscar nominee Rick Goldsmith charts Holdsclaw’s ongoing battle for recovery and redemption.... Read more
  • Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Part detective story, part rumination, and all celebration, this warm and vivid film unpacks a very personal history of what it meant to be an artist and a lesbian in early 20th century America.... Read more
  • Paper Thin

    Paper Thin

    UK , 2014 , 19 min. Part horror, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious fundamentalism, and the power of fairy godmothers.... Read more
  • Showboy

    Showboy

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. Teenaged Julian’s surly dad thinks he’s at soccer practice, but in an effort to escape a miserable home after the death of his mom, Julian feels compelled to perform in drag, in this gritty and compelling award-winning short film from Australia.... Read more
  • The Summer of Sangaile

    The Summer of Sangaile

    Lithuania , 2015 , 88 min. Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is obsessed with stunt planes and struggling in her adolescence, but when she meets vivacious, outgoing Auste at an aeronautics show, her life changes. This is a sumptuously shot, subtly told story of the transformative power of first love.... Read more
  • Tradesman’s Exit

    Tradesman’s Exit

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Hank, an eccentric handyman with power tools and a temper, finds that taking things apart can be emotionally cathartic, in this San Francisco-made zinger.... Read more
  • Wayne

    Wayne

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. After 50 years of marriage, Wayne, an octogenarian with Alzheimer’s, seeks a forbidden love from his youth in this beautifully crafted short about romance, memory, and nostalgia.... Read more