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Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series

The Reel Mind Film & Theatre Series features films, performances and discussions that address the social stigma of mental illness and behavioral disorders while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series is currently on hold. Once it is deemed safe for our audience, filmmakers and panelists to be able to gather together in community public spaces, we will share plans for moving forward. In the meantime, we encourage folks to check out our Archive page for a list of over 10 years worth of films focusing on moving and inspirational messages of hope and recovery. As we all navigate our way through these unprecedented times, our feelings of anxiety, depression, PTSD and more can be triggered and/or amplified. Now perhaps more than ever, we are hoping these uplifting reminders may prove helpful and healing.

Be safe, and stay healthy.
Co-Founders/Co-Directors Ruth Cowing & Dr. Larry Guttmacher

New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling

ON APRIL 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
"A Beautiful Day Tomorrow: Taking Suicide Awareness on the Road"
a film by Gabe Nathan

Congratulations to Gabe Nathan, a long-time friend/supporter of the Reel Mind series and the editor of the OC87 Recovery Diaries website, who has announced that the world premiere of his film "A Beautiful Day Tomorrow, Taking Suicide Awareness on the Road" will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 pm EST!

To watch the film, click here:
(you can click the link now to set a reminder for yourself).

After the film, Gabe encourages everyone to join him (he suggests "in pajamas"!) on ZOOM for a talk-back - go to

Tune in and have a virtual watch-party (how many can say they've been to a world premiere of a film while wearing their pajamas?) on the night in question! In fact, I'll be in my pajamas for the premiere and I hope you will be too! I'll be encouraging people to post on social media that they're watching the film in their pj's using the hashtag #abeautifuldaytomorrow.

After the film, please join me (and Herb) in pajamas, on Zoom, for a talk-back. Questions? Just ask! For now, here's a little preview of the film, and just please accept my warm thanks and love and I can't wait to "see" you on April 1st on YouTube Live!

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Loved,
Gabe & Herb

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