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Special Celebration!
Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series
10th Anniversary Season to Run May - June 2018

The Reel Mind Film & Theatre Series features films, performances and art exhibits that address the social stigma of mental illness and behavioral disorders while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible. The series is a collaborative project of a number of mental health agencies including NAMI-Rochester, The Mental Health Association, DePaul, East House, the Genesee Valley Psychological Association, the University of Rochester and the Rochester Psychiatric Center.

Check out the recent Democrat and Chronicle article to learn more about the The Reel Mind Theater and Film Series.

Upcoming Films, Theatre and Art Events will include:

Alive Inside

This Sundance Film Festival Audience Favorite, shot partially here in Rochester at St. John's Home, is a moving documentary chronicling the remarkable story of how social worker, Dan Cohen, was able to awaken memories (using carefully personalized playlists on re-purposed IPods), for thousands of Alzheimer's patients and others suffering from memory loss, dementia, severe anxiety or other ailments.

Come see how what started as a pilot program at four New York long-term care facilities is now in 10 different countries at 4500 sites - 21 states have made Cohen's Music and Memory program part of their public policies, and musical artists such as Elvis Costello, Carole King and Kenny Chesney have come on board to champion this breakthrough. Q&A to follow.


All Reel Mind performances are followed by a Q&A with noted community psychiatrists, consumers and visiting filmmakers. For more film and schedule information, check back here in Spring 2018!

If you would like to get on our mailing list, please contact: Ruth Cowing, And, like us on Facebook at The Reel Mind Film Series!


National Alliance on Mental Illness - Rochester (NAMI)
320 N. Goodman Street, Suite 102
Rochester, NY 14607
For more information, call NAMI: (585) 423-1593