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Art and Craft Poster
Open Mind Film Screening
Art and Craft
Art and Craft, What's it take to catch a fake? tells the story of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. The film starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman.
Friday, May 29, 2015
7:00 PM Melnitz Hall, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or venusse@brain.ucla.edu
Parking is available for $12 in Structure 3 (see map)

Mania Days Poster
Open Mind Film Screening
Mania Days
Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play a pair of New Yorkers who both live with bipolar disorder in Paul Dalio's, Mania Days. The couple meet in a Psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition. Dalio wrote, directed, edited, and scored his debut feature, which deals with many of the issues he tackled while trying to find a balance with his own bipolar disorder. Mania Days premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival, receiving rave reviews and great critical acclaim. Also starring Christine Lahti.

Paul Dalio began to pursue filmmaking at 20 years old when he moved to New York to study screen writing at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing program. During that time he spent his Spring breaks going to China to do documentary work for the China Care Foundation, following the surgery and adoption of handicapped Chinese orphans.

Mr. Dalio will be joined in a post-screening discussion of bipolar disorder by Dr. Michael Gitlin, Director, Adult Division of Psychiatry, Director, Mood Disorders Clinic, UCLA Dept of Psychiatry; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Special Guest - Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, author of The Unquiet Mind and Touched with Fire.

Dr. Kay Jamison is perhaps this country’s most famous writer about mood disorders. Her books such as The Unquiet Mind and Touched with Fire have raised society’s consciousness about mood disorders, and specifically bipolar disorder. Dr. Jamison is also the co-author of Manic Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, the definitive text book on the topic. Her public appearances inform Americans about their millions of fellow citizens who suffer mood disorders. Dr. Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at John Hopkins Medical School where her research focuses on medication adherence and suicide.

Monday, June 22, 2015
7:00 PM Melnitz Hall, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or venusse@brain.ucla.edu
Parking is available for $12 in Structure 3 (see map)

 
Hinshaw
Open Mind Lecture
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leader in the field of developmental psychopathology and one of the foremost experts on ADHD in the country. He serves as the Vice-Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A former president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Hinshaw is currently the editor of the highly regarded Psychological Bulletin and a renowned author of seven books, including The ADHD Explosion and The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures. Dr. Hinshaw will speak about the stigma of mental illness: personal, family, and policy perspectives.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7:00 PM Covel Commons, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or venusse@brain.ucla.edu
Parking is available for $12 in Sunset Village (see map)

 
Gazzinaga
Open Mind Lecture
Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga
Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century and a major founder of the field of cognitive neuroscience, recounts his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate with their separate agendas. Dr. Gazzaniga, a Professor of Psychology at UC Santa Barbara, is the Director of UCSB's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. He is also the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project and the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology. He has written numbers books for the lay public including The Social Brain, Mind Matters, Nature's Mind, Who’s In Charge and What Makes Us Human.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
7:00 PM Northwest Auditorium, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or venusse@brain.ucla.edu
Parking is available for $12 in Sunset Village (see map)

 
Morris Evil Hours
Open Mind Lecture
David J. Morris
Mr. Morris will discuss PTSD, the subject of his book, The Evil Hours, A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

David Morris is a former Marine infantry officer. He worked as a reporter in Iraq from 2004 to 2007. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, the Virginia Quarterly Review and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

In 2008 Morris was awarded a creative nonfiction fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as residencies at The MacDowell Colony and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program, in 2009 he won the Staige D. Blackford Award for nonfiction writing from the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:00 PM Covel Commons, UCLA (see map)
Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or venusse@brain.ucla.edu
Parking is available for $12 in Sunset Village (see map)