Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Fremont Michigan Dogwood Center, Free Coming Up For Air Screening With Dinner

PRESHOW DINNER AND PILOT ERROR The 2019 feature film, Coming Up for Air, a project of the Heartland Independent Film Forum, based in Muskegon, is a unique opportunity to reach those who can benefit today from readily available treatment.   The film focuses on the impact of mental health on families as told through the story of a young college student who is also a competitive diver.  The film is set for national theatrical release on September 20, 2019.   Newaygo County Mental Health and NC RESA will sponsor a free preview of the movie on September 18, 2019 at the Dogwood Center.   The movie is considered PG13, and appropriate for teens and young adults as well.  Dinner will also be provided.  The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner available starting at 5:30p.m.   Local mental health providers will also be on-site to offer information about local mental health services.

Anna Russell, a lauded young artist, won an impressive fellowship to Italy at the end of her American college studies. She appeared to be on her way to becoming a darling of the international art scene. Reality crashed into her dream world when Anna realized she was pregnant. Her lover, a fellow student, left town without a forwarding address before she had a chance to tell him he was on the way to fatherhood. Convinced she had missed her moment, Anna decided to return home to America where her son Stan was born.

Nineteen years later Anna Russell is privately struggling to adjust after Stan, now a nationally ranked 10 meter diver and Italian studies major, is away at college. She is left behind deeply in debt. As she begins a path of rediscovery, Anna becomes worried by the behavior of her son who is further and further out of reach. Because he is of age, she has no right to information about him or access to him, and must try to decipher if he is having a rough time learning life lessons or if he is in real trouble. What parent hasn't thought, "How worried should I be?"

Many documentary films on mental health tell families how to handle an unexpected crisis. Coming Up For Air shows what it's like to be the parent of a mentally child. By not passing judgment or offering unsolicited advice, this feature drama encourages audiences to come to their own conclusions about what it takes to be a devoted, loving parent.

This unique film shows the kind of teamwork it takes to successfully respond to mental health challenges. A perfect film for families about an imperfect family, Coming Up For Air is also an entertaining story that is both hopeful and inspiring.

This is a free event, but people are asked to preregister to determine food needs.  Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coming-up-for-air-full-movie-premiere-tickets-67070937981?aff=ebdssbdestsearch to register.   Please email Newaygo County Mental Health with questions at ncmh@newaygocmh.org

To watch a trailer clip, please follow this link:   https://vimeo.com/348120621

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Sep
20
to Sep 26

Muskegon Cinema Carousel

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film features well known local actors Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper. When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens daily September 20-26. The film will play five times each day with a complete schedule posted at the celebrationcinema.com website beginning September 16. Tickets can be purchased beginning that day. For more details and a complete schedule of screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit comingupforairmovie.com/events-1

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

Lansing Celebration Cinema

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film features Deborah Staples, Chase Yi, Kate Thomsen, Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper.

When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens daily September 20-26. The film will play five times each day with a complete schedule posted at the celebrationcinema.com website beginning September 16. Tickets can be purchased beginning that day. For more details and a complete schedule of screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit comingupforairmovie.com/events-1

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
20
to Sep 25

Portage (Kalamazoo) Celebration Crossroads

  • Celebration Crossroads (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film features well known local actors including Portage natives Chase Maser and Kate Thomsen, along with Western Michigan University’s Evan Lugo and Von Washington Jr. Also appearing are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper.

When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture screens daily September 20-26. The film will play five times each day with a complete schedule posted at the celebrationcinema.com website beginning September 16. Tickets can be purchased beginning that day. For more details and a complete schedule of screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit comingupforairmovie.com/events-1

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
20
to Sep 26

Grand Rapids Celebration CInema Woodland Mall

  • Celebration Cinema Woodland Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film features well known local actors including Portage natives Chase Maser and Kate Thomsen, along with Western Michigan University’s Evan Lugo and Von Washington Jr. Also appearing are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper.

When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture screens daily September 20-26. The film will play five times each day with a complete schedule posted at the celebrationcinema.com website beginning September 16. Tickets can be purchased beginning that day. For more details and a complete schedule of screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit comingupforairmovie.com/events-1

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Redford Theater World Premiere, Detroit September 20

Tickets are now on sale for a special 6 p.m. VIP red carpet world premiere event featuring cast and crew including Director Robert Cicchini, costar Deborah Staples and producer Roger Rapoport. This meet and greet reception, which includes dessert and an autographed poster begins at 6 p.m. The film screens at 8 p.m. Tickets at the Redford website


Call 313 537-2560 or visit the Redford Theater website for more details.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ann Arbor Michigan, Quality 16 September 21

Director Robert Cicchini, Lead Actress Deborah Staples, and Producer Roger Rapoport appear along with other cast and crew at this special event. Most of Coming Up For Air was filmed in Michigan, including major scenes shot in Ann Arbor shot at the Don Canham Natatorium. Legendary University of Michigan dive coach Dick Kimball appears in the film along with many Ann Arbor extras. Theater owner Robert Goodrich is executive producer of this film. For more information call (734) 827-2863.

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Sep
23
to Sep 26

Grand Haven , Michigan Grand Haven 9

The film plays at this location on September 23, 24 and 26 at 7p.m. Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film stars Deborah Staples, Chase Yi and two actors well known to the Holland community, Kate Thomsen and Olivia Lenhertz. Also featured are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper. When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens daily September 24 and 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale here. For more details and a complete schedule of Goodrich screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit https://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/film-info/coming-up-for-air

 

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
23
to Sep 26

MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MISSOURI AND FLORIDA SEPT 23 -26

The film plays September 23, 24 and 26 at 7p.m. in Goodrich theater locations across Michigan and Indiana as well as Chicago Peoria and Champaign, Illinois plus Columbia and Jefferson City, MIssouri and the Tampa area. For more details on dates and showtimes visit https://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/film-info/coming-up-for-air

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film stars Deborah Staples, Chase Yi and two actors well known to the Holland community, Kate Thomsen and Olivia Lenhertz. Also featured are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper. When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the is the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens daily September 24 and 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale here.



The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
24
to Sep 26

Holland, Michigan at Holland 7

The film plays at this location on September 24 and September 26 at 7 p.m. Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film stars Deborah Staples, Chase Yi and two actors well known to the Holland community, Kate Thomsen and Olivia Lenhertz. Also featured are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper. When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens September 24 and 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale here. The film is also playing at many other Goodrich Quality locations. Details at goodrichqualitytheaters.com For more details and a complete schedule of Goodrich Community Theater screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit https://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/film-info/coming-up-for-air

 

The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427

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Sep
26
3:00 PM15:00

Lapeer, Michigan Pix Theater Town Hall and Screening

A special 3 p.m. Town Hall discussion on the impact of mental health on families with community partners will last until 4:30 p.m. After a break Coming Up For Air will play at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at both events. Producer Roger Rapoport will be joined by a cast member. For more information call 810-245-8286 or contact mwolfe@lapeercmh.org

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Wisconsin Premiere, Milwaukee

Please join us at Milwaukee's venerable Times Cinema for the Wisconsin premier of Coming Up For Air Movie. Local cast and crew will be on hand for this special event that features a cast and crew post show conversation. Filmed on location in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Whitefish Bay, and Brown Deer, the film stars Deborah Staples and Chase YI with Wisconsin's Neil Brookshire, April Paul, Carrie Hitchcock, Mark Corkins and Doug Mancheski. Staples cowrote the screenplay with Michigan producer Roger Rapoport who is joining this event. The film recently won seven awards at the I See You Awards in Detroit including best picture, best cast, best lead actress and actor, best cinematographer, editor and director. Coming Up For Air is also a finalist at the Florence Film Awards and an official selection at the Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards. The film's trailer is at https://vimeo.com/356881427 More details at comingupforairmovie.com See you at the Times, one of our favorite independent theaters. Book tickets here.

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Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

Lansing Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation

See portions of Coming up For Air and engage with panel experts highlighting readily available tri-county community resources that prevent tragedy and give hope to famllies and youth. This event is sponsored by NAMI Lansing, Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties, 100+ Women Who Care, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry, Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine and McLaren Greater Lansing, a tertiary teaching hospital. Details on this event at namilansing.org

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Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Port Huron, Michigan, October 9 Preview Event and Coming Up For Air Screening

This special event, sponsored by St. Clair County Community Mental Health includes a preview discussion of the impact of mental health on families at 5 p.m. at the Krafft 8 Theater in Port Huron, Michigan followed by a screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. For more details please call (810) 966-3539

 

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Sep
11
7:30 AM07:30

Ann Arbor Quality 16 September 24 and 26.

Filmed on location in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Ludington, Grand Rapids, Pentwater and Ann Arbor this film stars Deborah Staples, Chase Yi and two actors well known to the Holland community, Kate Thomsen and Olivia Lenhertz. Also featured are Judy Johnson, Kirk Wahamaki, Jacqui Robinson. Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Diane Van Wesep, Mickey Wallace, Foley Schuler, Kimberly Harsch, Jacqui Robinson, Ray Brazaski, Shelley Irwin, Jacqui Robinson, Christopher Beaman, Liz Nolan, D.j. Hilson and Joe Hasper. When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.


Coming Up For Air, the winner of seven I See You Awards including best picture,screens September 24 and 26 at 7 p.m. Ticket details for all Quality 16 screenings are here. The film is also playing at many other Goodrich Quality locations. Details at goodrichqualitytheaters.com For more details and a complete schedule of screenings in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida please visit comingupforairmovie.com/events-1

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Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Suicidology Conference: The Power of Hope

  • Waterview Loft at Port Authoirty (map)
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This special screening of Coming Up For Air is part of the the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authoirty Suicidology Conference. Producer Roger Rapoport will introduce the film. For more information call 313-344-9099 or (231) 720-0930 Details at https://www.dwctraining.com/9-10-19-Suicidology-Conference.id.3168.htm Registration is required for this event that is full. To add your name to the waiting list visit the website.

This conference is brought to you with the intention of creating awareness to the prevalence of suicide as well as methods of prevention and the detection of suicide risk factors. How can we work together through a multidisciplinary approach to tackle this epidemic?

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Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Bad Axe, Michigan Preview Evening Event

This special preview event, sponsored by Huron Behavioral Health and McClaren Thumb Region Hospital includes scenes from Coming Up For Air and focuses on the impact of mental health on families. For more information call 989-269-9293 x 111 There is also an earlier event at the same location from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Aug
29
11:30 AM11:30

Bad Axe, Michigan August 29 Mid-Day Preview Event

The first of two August 29 Coming Up For Air preview events focusing on the impact of mental health on families in partnership with Huron Behaviorial Health and McClaren Thumb Region Hospital. For more information please call 989 269-6293 ext. 111 A second event is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the same day.

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sandusky, Michigan August 28 Preview Event

The 2019 feature film, Coming Up For Air, a project of the Heartland Independent Film Forum based in Muskegon, Michigan, is a unique opportunity to reach those who can benefit today from readily available treatment. The film focuses on the impact of mental health on families as told through the story of a young college student who is also a competitive diver. The film is set for national theatrical release in the fall of 2019.

Sanilac CMH and Sandusky Presbyterian Church; along with local partners, are bringing a preview of this film, along with a panel discussion of local resources, to the Sandusky Presbyterian Church at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th. This ninety-minute Coming Up For Air preview event will include four preview scenes from the film plus an introduction from the producer/co-screenwriter.

Following a presentation by the film’s production team, community mental health experts detail the readily available services that can prevent tragedy and give hope to families everywhere. The mission of the film is to inspire empathy for individuals and their families, explore the complexities of personal responsibility, demonstrate how crisis intervention can prevent tragedy and foster community discussion of mental health and its stigmas.

For questions please call or email, Kellie Phelps: 810-583-0394 or prevention@sanilaccmh.org

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Aug
22
5:20 PM17:20

I See You Awards Emagine, Royal Oak, Michigan, August 22

Coming Up For Air is one of five feature films selected for the I See You Awards . You can book tickets for the 5:20 p.m. screening August 22 at the Emagine Royal Oak here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-i-see-you-awards-tickets-60009711663?aff=ebdshpsearchautocompleteThe film has been nominated in seven categories including best picture, best lead actress (Deborah Staples), best lead actor (Chase Maser), best supporting actress (Carrie Hitchcock), best cinematographer (Bruce Schermer), best editor (Gene C. Gamache), best original screenplay (Roger Rapoport and Deborah Staples) and best director (Robert Cicchini). Join this event at the Emagine where you’ll meet cast and crew from the film.

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Feb
6
12:30 PM12:30

Kalamazoo, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Keynote Event

The Impact of Mental Health on Families:  Coming Up For Air

  • Roger Rapoport, Producer/Co-Screenwriter

  • Kate, Thomsen, Costaar

  • NAMI on Campus Student Members

  • Jeff Patton, MSW, Chief Executive Officer, Kalamazoo CMH and Substance Abuse Services

Coming Up For Air is a breathtaking family drama which takes audiences on an all-too-common journey, highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the pressures that are put upon teenagers to succeed.  The presentation at the Community Mental Health Association’s Kalamazoo Winter Conference will include scenes (shot in Ludington and West Michigan) from the 2019 movie, “Coming Up For Air.”  The mission of the film is to inspire empathy for individuals with mental illness and their families, to explore the complexities of personal responsibility, to demonstrate how crisis intervention can prevent tragedy and to foster community discussions of mental illness and its stigmas.  Learn how you can bring this powerful movie to your community to open the door to a discussion that touches us all.

Coming Up For Air is a breathtaking family drama which takes audiences on an all-too-common journey, highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the pressures that are put upon teenagers to succeed.  The presentation will include scenes (shot in Ludington and West Michigan) from the 2019 movie, “Coming Up For Air.”  The mission of the film is to inspire empathy for individuals with mental illness and their families, to explore the complexities of personal responsibility, to demonstrate how crisis intervention can prevent tragedy and to foster community discussions of mental illness and its stigmas.  Learn how you can bring this powerful movie to your community to open the door to a discussion that touches us all.

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

FREE ANN ARBOR COMING UP FOR AIR PREVIEW EVENT OCTOBER 23 AT QUALITY 16

How can families help a son or daughter facing an unexpected mental health challenge? When do parents need to act to head off a potential crisis at home? What are the community resources readily available from local mental health professionals who can help protect you and your loved ones?

Join us on October 23 at 7 p.m. for a free Goodrich Quality 16 community discussion on the impact of mental illness on families and the essential role caregivers play every day. This event, presented in partnership with Starfish Family Services and the Heartland Independent Film Forum, features an exclusive preview of the 2019 feature film Coming Up For Air. Event sponsors include the Ann Arbor Observer

A Starfish Family Services expert will join Coming Up For Air producer Roger Rapoport (Waterwalk and Pilot Error) to offer a hopeful look at how family members can prepare for unexpected challenges with mental health first aid and other readily available local resources.

According to Community Mental Health professionals, clients in need of mental health services wait as long as ten years before asking for help. This event will help raise awareness to eradicate the stigma that can undercut timely care and treatment.

“My hope is that the stigma surrounding mental illness is eliminated,” says Rapoport.

“All of us need to talk about mental illness and benefit from the wisdom and experience of experts in our own community. Unfortunately there’s a fear of being mentally ill, a fear of the unknown journey ahead. This film honors the caregivers among us who step up to the plate to help those in need.”

In this feature drama single mother Anna Russell struggles to find out if her son Stan is having a tough time learning life lessons in college or if he is in real trouble. (What parent hasn’t thought, how worried should I be?) How do you know when to step in and get help?

The film traces her journey advocating for her son as he his impressive diving career and grades tumble. This family drama takes audiences on a relatable journey highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the challenge of balancing high-stakes athletics with academic excellence.

Potential caregivers can breathe a little easier knowing that effective mental health resources and immediate help surround you in your community.

Coming Up For Air stars Deborah Staples and Chase Yi. The film is directed by the well known actor Robert Cicchini (Godfather III, Six Feet Under, Light Sleeper).

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Free Detroit Redford Theater Event October 22 on the Impact of Mental Health On Families

How can families help a son or daughter facing an unexpected mental health challenge? When do parents need to act to head off a potential crisis at home? What are the community resources readily available from local mental health professionals who can help protect you and your loved ones?

Join us on October 22 at 7 p.m. for a free Redford Theatre community discussion with Starfish Family Services on the impact of mental illness on families and the essential role caregivers play every day. This event, presented in partnership with the Heartland Independent Film Forum, features an exclusive preview of the feature film Coming Up For Air Movie set to open in theaters next year.

A leader of the Starfish Family Services team will join Coming Up For Air producer Roger Rapoport ( Waterwalk and PILOT ERROR) will offer a hopeful look at how family members can prepare for surprising challenges with mental health first aid and other readily available local resources.

According to Community Mental Health professionals, clients in need of mental health services wait as long as ten years before asking for help. This event will help raise awareness to eradicate the stigma that can undercut timely care and treatment.

“My hope is that the stigma surrounding mental illness is eliminated,” says Rapoport.

“All of us need to talk about mental illness and benefit from the wisdom and experience of experts in our own community. Unfortunately there’s a fear of being mentally ill, a fear of the unknown journey ahead. This film honors the caregivers among us who step up to the plate to help those in need.”

In this feature drama single mother Anna Russell struggles to find out if her son Stan is having a tough time learning life lessons in college or if he is in real trouble. (What parent hasn’t thought, how worried should I be?) How do you know when to step in and get help?

The film traces her journey advocating for her son as his impressive diving career and grades tumble. This family drama takes audiences on a relatable journey highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the challenge of balancing high-stakes athletics with academic excellence.

Potential caregivers can breathe a little easier knowing that effective mental health resources and immediate help surround you in your community.

Coming Up For Air stars Deborah Staples and Chase Yi. The film is directed by the well known actor Robert Cicchini (Godfather III, Six Feet Under, Light Sleeper) who grew up in the Redford community

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

MUSKEGON MICHIGAN, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Muskegon, Michigan First Presbyterian Church

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church (map)

Mental Health's Impact on Families is the focus of this First Presbyterian Church event. Producer/coscreenwriter Roger Rapoport will be joined by local cast members to show scenes from their made in West Michigan and Wisconsin feature film Coming Up For Air.  This drama, set for release in 2019, opens an important conversation about community resources available to families seeking healthy outcomes for family, friends and colleagues. Mental health experts from our community will lead a timely conversation about how to benefit from counseling and readily available treatment.  For more information please call First Presbyterian at  (231) 759-1275 or call (231) 720-0930

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wrap Party

Meet the cast and crew and preview scenes from the film.  This free event will offer you a chance to talk with our great actors and the West Michigan creative team behind our film. Meet star Deborah Staples who cowrote the script with producer Roger Rapoport as well as production director and editor David Darling, cinematographer Bruce Schermer, our actors and crew from the local community.   Grand Haven 9 owner Robert Goodrich is an executive producer of this film  along with Grand Haven's Dorothy Johnson. Our crew includes Tyler Joslin, Kristian Bringedhal, and Brandon Popp.  See our cast and crew list on this website for more details. 

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