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ReelAbilties Film Festival Columbus Presents: Out in the Open & Any Given Day
October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
The films will be followed by a panel conversation on mental health and creating a community of care.
ReelAbilities in October brings two great documentaries about the mental health crisis in the U.S. Out in the Open, a short film written by two local OSU alumni will precede, Any Given Day, a feature length surrounding a community in Chicago.
A panel will immediately follow the films. The panel will include Out in the Openfilmmakers, Jenna Friel and Johnny Elder, and Peer Supporter, Kelli Shoupe, from Southeast Healthcare Inc. Audience members are encouraged to participate.
Learn more about the films below:
Out in the Open:
A look at the deteriorating mental health of the student body and the resources available on campus at the Ohio State University.
Directed by: Jenna Friel and Johnny Elder
Length: 17 min
Any Given Day:
A filmmaker with mental illness follows three defendants through a specialized mental health probation program. While sharing their rarely seen struggles, she faces her own challenges, making clear just how precarious the ties between people with mental illness, their families and society can be.
Directed by: Margaret Byrne
Length: 1 hour, 33 min
Both films will be shown with open captions
All films and panel are supported by a grant from ADAMH of Franklin County.
Tickets are free and are available at the Wex ticket counter or online by clicking here.
Parking & Access: Learn about parking options and accessibility by clicking here.
Please allow extra time for travel and parking when heading to the Wex due to ongoing construction around 15th Avenue and High Street. To make the most of your time, plan your visit and find the best parking in advance.
Discounted parking for Wex performing arts, film/video, and other select events is now available thanks to a new partnership with Ohio State’s parking garage operator CampusParc. When you purchase an event ticket online, you will have the option to reserve a parking sticker that reduces your parking fee to $2. Reserved stickers can be picked up at the Visitor Experience Desk the day of your event and presented on leaving the garage.