ORCHESTRATING CHANGE is the documentary film that tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. Co-founded by Ronald Braunstein, once a world-renowned conductor whose career was shattered when his own diagnosis of bipolar disorder was made public, the mission of the orchestra is to erase stigma one exhilarating concert at a time. As they rehearse, perform and prepare for a major concert, these extraordinary musicians have no idea how much the orchestra will change their lives in poignant and powerful ways.
Winner of the 2021 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
Screening to be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers Barbara Multer-Wellin (a Sholem board member) and Margie Friedman, both Emmy-winning nonfiction writer/producers with decades of experience.
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021
(World Mental Health Day)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PDT)
2 p.m. Screening (85 mins)
3:30 – 4 p.m. Discussion