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Open Mind Film Screening
Rocks in My Pockets
In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with mental illness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval—all in the fight for her own sanity.
Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the Semel Institute and Executive Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences will join Signe Baumane in discussion following the screening.
Monday, January 12, 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 Structure 3 (see map)

 
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Open Mind Lecture
Autism
Private donor reception sponsored by the California Community Foundation
Ron Suskind is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in the Unseen. From 1993 to 2000 he was the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. His newest book, Life, Animated, chronicles his son Owen's struggle with autism and the way in which the family used Owen's affinity for Disney to connect with him.

Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste will join Ron Suskind in discussion. Dr. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of neurology, psychiatry and human genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is director of the Neurogenetics Program and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics in the Semel Institute at UCLA. Dr. Jeste is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology at UCLA and the director of the Electrophysiology core of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment and the director of a new Developmental Neurogenetics Clinic through the Department of Psychiatry.

Tuesday, February 3, 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)

 
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Open Mind Film Screening
Glen Campbell I'll Be Me
In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour." The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

Director James Keach and Friends Scholar Dr. Felipe Jain will participate in a discussion following the film.

Tuesday, February 10, 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)

 
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Open Mind Lecture
Children and Adolescents with Mood Disorders
Dr. David Miklowitz, the director of the Child and Mood Disorders Program at UCLA and the author of The Bipolar Survival Guide, The Bipolar Teen, and Clinicians Guide to Bipolar Disorder, will discuss pediatric bipolar disorder.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7:00 PM Semel 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 Structure 9 (see map)

 
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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)