Final Press Screening/Interviews- NISE- Opening in NYC and Chicago on April 28
|OUTSIDER PICTURES AND STRAND RELEASING
NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS
A FEATURE FILM BY: ROBERTO BERLINER
OPENING THEATRICALLY ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 IN NEW YORK (VILLAGE EAST)AND CHICAGO (GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER) WITH A WIDER NATIONAL RELEASE TO FOLLOW.
WINNER! Tokyo International Film Festival (Grand Prix, Best Actress Award)
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Best Film-Audience Award)
***PLEASE ALSO NOTE: FILMMAKER ROBERTO BERLINER IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS BY REQUEST***
Monday, April 17 14 at 6:00PM (Magno Review 2, 729 7 Avenue at 49 Street)
1940’s, Brazil- Dr. Nise da Silveira (Played by award-winning actress Gloria Pires) is at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock for the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she starts a revolution through paints, dogs and love.
Through her efforts, renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that these exhibitions revealed painters that went on to be ranked amongst the best Brazillian artists of the century. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless to all but da Silveira. NISE:THE HEART OF MADNESS tells the real life story of this “miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist.
Country of Origin: Brazil Genre: Drama
Running Time: 106 minutes / Not Rated/In Portuguese (with English subtitles)
The Indigenous peoples of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean are not extinct and they never were. “Todavía estamos aquí (we are still here)”: this is the powerful message of the modern Taíno movement and the foundation of “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean,” a new exhibition presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center. It opens Saturday, July 28, at the museum’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York.
GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER NEW YORK TROOP 6000 NOW SERVING MORE THAN 500 GIRLS AND WOMEN ACROSS FIVE BOROUGHS
The de Blasio Administration today announced that Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first of its kind Girl Scout troop dedicated to serving girls and women in the shelter system as they get back on their feet, has expanded to 15 shelter facilities for families with children across all five boroughs, with more than 500 girls and women now participating in the leadership-and-community-development program.