Princeton Alums Todd and Jedd Wider Return to Town for the Screening of Their New Film: God Knows Where I Am
Photo of Linda Bishop courtesy of God Knows Where I Am
God Knows Where I Am at Princeton Garden Theatre from April 13-18.
Princeton alums and filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider will be screening their film God Knows Where I Am at the Garden Theatre from Thursday, April 13 to Tuesday, April 18. The Thursday night 7:30 p.m. screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with the Widers, along with actress Lori Singer and Gerardo Puglia. The event is free with a Princeton University ID.
The poignant film explores the compelling, yet tragic reality of mental illness. The synopsis reads, “The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.”
Below is a review by the President Emeritus of Sheppard Pratt Health System, Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., available on the film’s website.
“God Knows Where I Am is an extraordinary film that portrays brilliantly the inner reality of an intelligent and creative human being suffering from a serious and life threatening mental illness. The viewer will come away with not only appreciation of this amazing person but also the dysfunction in our system of mental health that allows for preventable tragedy after tragedy. We must do better.”
– Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D.
President Emeritus, Sheppard Pratt Health System
Former President of the American Psychiatric Association
To purchase tickets to the screening, visit: http://princetongardentheatre.org. For more information about the film and its creators visit: http://godknowswhereiam.com/film/. To watich the trailer, visit: https://vimeo.com/155436707