Off the Screen with San Francisco Cinematheque: Madness and Mindfulness
World Premiere of Mad Dance: A Mental Health Film Trilogy by Ken Paul Rosenthal
Filmmaker in Attendance
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 7:00 pm.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Note: Note: Enter the Exploratorium through the Museum’s historic Pier 15 bulkhead for this after hours program. The Museum’s West Gallery will be open until 8:00 p.m. for filmgoers to enjoy before the program.
Admission: $10/ $5 Exploratorium Members and San Francisco Cinematheque Members. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Exploratorium or by calling (415) 528-4646
Note: Enter the Exploratorium through the Museum’s historic Pier 15 bulkhead for this after hours program. The Museum’s West Gallery will be open until 8:00 p.m. for filmgoers to enjoy before the program.
Filmmaker and activist Ken Paul Rosenthal’s recent films are beautiful and provocative works of conscious cinema that re-envision the way we think and speak about our individual and collective mental health in today's chaotic world. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Cinematheque, these transformative films weave personal and political narratives through natural and urban landscapes, home movies, and archival social hygiene films. Tonight’s films include For Shadows, In Light In!, Crooked Beauty and I My Bike.
About The Changing Face of What is Normal—Mental Health:
The Changing Face of What Is Normal: Mental Health is the first major temporary exhibition in the Exploratorium’s new West Gallery, which focuses on human thought, behavior, and social interaction. The exhibition’s collection of artworks and artifacts explore the notion that normality is a subjective, dynamic, socially driven idea. The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to reflect on the idea of normal. Its artwork and artifacts highlight several key elements in our societal discussion of mental illness. This exhibit is on view at The Exploratorium through Fall 2014.