PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) in Pelham will screen the award-winning documentary "God Knows Where I Am" on Thursday, April 13, with a post-film discussion and Q&A with the directors Todd and Jedd Wider.
"God Knows Where I Am" is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, ultimately being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility.
In tackling the subject matter, the filmmakers began from a social justice perspective, but their focus quickly shifted to a more intimate and artistic exploration. The story is told from a variety of perspectives, including Bishop's, through recollection, and first-person narrative, according to a release from TBH.
The result is a unique documentary, which challenges the boundaries of the medium artistically and at the same time questions societal norms for dealing with the mentally ill and homeless, the release said.
After the screening, TPH’s Director of Programming, Clayton Bushong, will moderate a discussion and Q&A with the directors Todd and Jedd Wider. The Wider brother’s commitment to social justice through film has been and remains informed by their respective professional endeavors.
For more than 16 years, they have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films, including the 2012 "King’s Point," nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" (2012) directed by Alex Gibney; the Emmy Award-nominated "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (2011) directed by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon; the multiple Emmy Award-nominated "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer" (2010) directed by Alex Gibney; and the 2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary and 2009 Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary, "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007) directed by Alex Gibney.
In 2011, the Wider brothers were each nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.
Tickets to the special screening and discussion are $15 for general admission and $12 for students, seniors, and members; tickets are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.
The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m.