August 29, 2022

Cinetopia Presents: Coming Up For Air

Victor Hong, M.D., will be a featured panelist as part of this film screening on 9/30/2022

This film plays Friday, September 30, 2022, at 7:30 PM at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor

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Tickets include a pre-screening reception at 6:45 PM with director Robert Cicchini; writer Roger Rapoport;  writer/actress Deborah Staples; actor Chase Yi;  Julia Kyle, Director of Behavioral Health Strategy & Planning for Blue Cross Blue Shield; Rachel Amity, MSW, LMSW, Assistant Director Athletes Connected and Athletic Counselor; and Victor Hong, M.D., Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, University of Michigan Health.

About the film:

When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, an outstanding college diver and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and mysteriously out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the key role caregivers play helping those in need survive a mental emergency and successfully recover. The film also focuses on the special challenges of balancing high stakes athletics with academic excellence.

Then screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring mental health experts. 

2019. 125 mins. Drama. NR.

“One of those rare films that explores a range of topics - from the complex relationship between parents and their adult children to suicide, from athletic prowess to homelessness, from depression to recovery- with compassion, clarity, and truth, all while not sensationalizing these issues nor painting one-dimensional victims or villains.”— Robert Sheehan, CEO Community Mental Health Association of Michigan