(Mason City, Iowa) – North Iowa Area Community College will hold the Midwest Premiere of TWO WAYS HOME on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus as part of the North Iowa Behavioral Healthcare Summit.
Director Ron Vignone and Actress/Producer Tanna Frederick’s independent film is definitely getting noticed and winning numerous awards as the nation is seeing a rise in reports by the media regarding mental illness. Their movie highlights Bipolar Disorder while also touching on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
TWO WAYS HOME is about a young woman returning home to rural Iowa while balancing her Bipolar Disorder and struggling to care for her veteran grandfather, who is suffering with PTSD from wartime service, all while trying to reconcile with her estranged 12-year-old daughter. With an original screenplay by Richard Schinnow, TWO WAYS HOME was filmed and produced entirely in Iowa.
The narrative explores what society has deemed, until just recently, a taboo subject—mental illness. Without diminishing the film, TWO WAYS HOME both educates the audience about Bipolar Disorder while bringing awareness. Frederick and Vignone are collaborating with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) who work tirelessly to remove judgment and stigma from mental illness.
The Midwest premiere on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. is open to the public. All tickets are $5 and proceeds from the sales will be donated to NAMI on Campus, an organization providing mental health resources to NIACC students. To purchase tickets, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.
TWO WAYS HOME is part of the North Iowa Behavioral Healthcare Summit, which aims to increase public awareness of behavioral health issues that affect individuals, families, and the communities they live in, and to reduce the stigma that serves as a barrier to treatment and intervention. Past conferences have covered addiction, recovery, mental health in adolescents, and meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ patients. The summit, intended for nurses, EMS, social workers, mental health professionals, drug and alcohol abuse counselors, and other health care providers, offers continuing education credits while also increasing the resources and knowledge available to providers in North Iowa.
Behavioral Healthcare Summit Contact:
Lorna Zrostlik: email@example.com
TWO WAYS HOME Media/Press Inquiries:
Cher Culver PR: firstname.lastname@example.org
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