Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring That Way Madness Lies... by Sandra Luckow (Director/Producer), and executive produced by two past NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award honorees, Abigail E. Disney and Regina K. Scully. The filmmaker will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
That Way Madness Lies...
Sandra Luckow (Director/Producer)
101 mins, 2017
One woman and her family navigate the broken mental health system in an effort to save her brother as he descends into madness. Beginning as a testimony of his sanity, his iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look into the mind of an untreated schizophrenic.
Sandra Luckow’s first film was a documentary entitled Sharp Edges, made when she was an undergrad at Yale University, about a 15 year old unknown figure skater going to her first National Championship. Eight years later, Tonya Harding was part of the biggest sports scandal in history. The feature-film I, Tonya draws heavily on imagery from Sharp Edges, particularly in Allison Janney’s award-winning portrayal of Tonya’s mother. She has worked for various icons in the filmmaking industry including Frances Ford Coppola, Bonnie Timmerman, Paul Schrader, and Eleanor Bergstein. In 1996 she made Belly Talkers for Miramax and directed numerous documentary shorts including A World Within. Luckow frequently shoots documentary footage for others and teaches film production at Yale University, Columbia, University and Barnard College. Her fictional work includes the script Blind Man’s Bluff, based on a WWII Memoir. More information on That Way Madness Lies... can be found at www.madnessthemovie.com to inquire about education and outreach screenings.
Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, Women, War & Peace. Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, Citizen Koch, Family Affair, Hot Girls Wanted, The Invisible War (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), Return and Sun Come Up (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Her most recent projects include Fork Films original productions The Trials of Spring, which she executive produced, and The Armor of Light, her directorial debut. Disney is also the founder and president of Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that uses media and live events to highlight the stories of women who are stepping up for peace and resisting violence in their communities.
Regina K. Scully (Executive Producer), Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, received the 12th Annual Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award at the 2017 NYWIFT Muse Awards. Ms. Scully is an Emmy/Peabody Award-winning and Academy-nominated film producer. Her documentary films include The Invisible War, Fed Up, Miss Representation and The Hunting Ground, among others. A social justice filmmaker and philanthropist, Scully has produced over 125 films that educate, advocate and inspire transformation in our culture. Her films address some of the most challenging social issues of our time and have catalyzed positive change in legislation, education and behavioral norms. Scully also founded the innovative public relations agency, RPR Marketing Communications, specializing in premiere consumer brands. In addition to her work in film and media, Scully is passionate about education reform and has helped launch some of the most successful charter schools in inner cities around the country.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Feb. 22, 2018