“Unsound” film about mental illness

    December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 East Speedway Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    $10 general, $6 Loft members
    Based on filmmaker Darious Britt’s own life experiences, this story of love challenged and a relationship torn and mended portrays an epic battle of wills between mother and son. Regi (played by writer / director Darious Britt), a filmmaker embarking on his dream project, must battle his mother’s condition, the healthcare system, and his worst fears to get her the help that she needs and reclaim his life. As played by Toreenee Wolf in a fearlessly charismatic performance, mom Darolyn is an ultra-clever schemer capable of bamboozling medical staff and authorities with her charm, only to turn on her son in destructive wrath.University of Arizona graduate Darious Britt has made an astonishing and powerful debut feature film, with the simmering intensity of memory to back it up. It’s also a subtle critique of the Kafkaesque nightmare of mental health bureaucracy. (Dir. by Darious Britt, 2013, USA, 94 mins., Not Rated) Digital

    Britt will be present at this film screening to answer Q & A afterwards.


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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