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Moving Images 2018 Films and Panels

Through the power of film, Moving Images looks to raise awareness, educate our community, and fight prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with disabilities. Vinfen is excited to announce the films and panels for our 2018 Film Festival.

A Light Beneath Their Feet

A mother wrestles with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Meanwhile, her teenage daughter must decide if she will stay close to home to care for her mother or follow her own path.

I Had A Black Dog

In collaboration with the World Health Organization to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression” in this animated short.

Followed by a panel discussion.

Featuring Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School Joanne Nicholson, PhD, Board Chair of Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change Sophia Johansson, and Webster House Member and Artist Hildegard Danso. The panel will be moderated by Vinfen Director of Clinical Services Sharon Barry, MEd, LMHC, CPRP;



Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Eric is faced with the choice of complying with traditional mental health treatment or following his own path to wellness.

Wizard Mode

This documentary offers a candid personal perspective on autism, following Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real-world responsibilities.

OCD by Neil Hilborn

In his poem, “OCD,” Neil Hilborn explores the intersection of love, relationships, and mental illness.

Carly’s Cafe

A café trip is viewed through the eyes of Carly Fleischmann, a teen with non-verbal Autism.

Followed by a panel discussion.

Featuring a special virtual appearance by Stars of Wizard Mode Robert, Maurizio, and Kathy Gagno; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dennis McCrory, MD; Easter Seals Massachusetts Assistive Technology Specialist Flemmings Beaubrun, and Vinfen’s Operations Administrator/Office Manager Josette Beaubrun. The panel will be moderated by Vinfen Director of Recovery Services Lisa Berger, MPP, CPRP, CPS.