Premiere of ‘subCITY’ Documentary

subCITY Premiere! August 27th, 2009 at the Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
Also showing August 29th/30th at the Lake Twin Cinema, Lake Oswego, OR

Mental illness affects about a third of our population. That means the other two-thirds know someone who is afflicted. There are many stigmas and stereotypes associated with mental illness. But after watching this film, your ideas may be changed forever. This film explores the thoughts and stories of industry leaders, politicians, mental health experts, law enforcement, and of course consumers of mental health care. As their stories weave together, it tells a tale about mental health that may shock… may enlighten.. may inspire you to change the way the system works.

“subCITY” takes a look inside the subsidized world of mental health care. While it is an issue that affects people on a worldwide scale, “subCITY” focuses in on the state of Oregon as a case study, and sees how time and again, people’s lives are affected by the changes that have taken place within the system. Witness the final moments inside the Oregon State Hospital before it’s infamous “J” building was dismantled. Hear the stories from consumers of mental health, in what is certainly a moving and emotional journey for many. Their heart-wrenching but motivating stories are told in a compelling way that shatters many of the stereotypes associated with mental illness.

subCITY: Out of Sight. Out of Mind.
Running Time – 43:15
Mastered in High Definition

Dawn D’Haeze – Concept, Producer, Interviewer, Researcher
Kevin D’Haeze – Director, Photographer, Editor, Script, Visual Effects
Eric Stolberg, Digital One – Mixing and Narration Recording
October Moore – Narrator

Sharon Gary-Smith of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is hosting the Premiere, and Consumers who appear in this documentary will also be attending. Please RSVP to Sharon at (503) 238-0769 x179 if you plan on attending. Without an RSVP, general seating will be very limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.