Pushing Limits

Special Programming

Pushing Limits – May 20, 2011

“Crooked Beauty”
Friday, May 20
3)00 pm, KPFA 94.1 fm

Excerpts from a poetic lecture on mental disability
by Jacks Ashley McNamara. From the film,
“Crooked Beauty,” which sets McNamara’s voice
into evocative original music and stunning black
and white cinematography.

The film will be shown with 12 others during the Superfest
disability film festival the weekend of June 17-19.
It’s produced by local filmmaker, Ken Paul Rosenthal.

Jacks McNamara is an artist, writer, and co-founder of
The Icarus Project, a mutual aid support network and
media project by and for people struggling with dangerous
gifts commonly labeled as “mental illnesses.” A survivor of
childhood trauma and substance abuse, Ashley was
diagnosed bipolar in 1999, and thrown into a dehumanizing
system of labels and pathology that did not provide a
framework for becoming whole. Her healing path includes
zen practice, alternative and western medicine, gardening,
and building community through grassroots activism.

Hosted by Adrienne Lauby and Shelley Berman, with
appeals to your generous membership in KPFA.

Program Resources:
The Superfest Disability Film Festival
Crooked Beauty
The Icarus Project

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