Library Screening: Girl, Interrupted

Host Klamath County Library
Location Downtown Library Branch
Date Oct 01, 2017
Time 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week with a screening of Girl, Interrupted at the Klamath County Library

Sunday, October 1st 2pm
Downtown Klamath County Library

Celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week with a special screening of the film Girl, Interrupted at the downtown Klamath County Library on Sunday, October 1st at 2 pm.

After the film, stick around for a Q&A session with representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Klamath County about the struggles and insights of people living with mental illness.

Girl, Interrupted is based on the memoir of the same name by Susanna Kaysen, about her 18-month stay in a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown and subsequent diagnoses with borderline personality disorder. Kaysen’s interactions with her fellow residents range from sweet to confrontational, the most tumultuous of which is Lisa, a long-term patient at the hospital. Scheming up pranks with Lisa is fun, but Lisa also has a rebellious self-destructive streak that threatens both women’s healing process.

Girl, Interrupted is rated R and runs for 2 hours, 7 minutes.