May 11, 2017
Directed by Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Rated Not Rated, 97 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series
Presented in partnership with CONNECT as part of the Brainstorm Film Festival, with additional support from Park City Rotary.
The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Post-film panel with Dr. Karen Christian and Brian Higgins, Reel Change.
About the panelists:
Dr Karen Christian is a board certified psychiatrist. She is currently part of Intermountain Healthcare's mental health integration program in which the psychiatrist goes to the primary care clinic to see patients, stabilize them and then send them back to primary care provider for ongoing care.
Brian Higgins is a Transmedia Storyteller hailing from Northern Ireland. Incorporating film, stand up comedy, visual arts and events to create community through creative communication. Using these aspects of creative expression, Higgins is a mental health advocate through his Create Reel Change program. Inspiring and motivating acceptance of mental health issues by making things better to help people
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.