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Stony Brook Film Festival Offers Free Screening and Live Q&A

Photos Courtesy Staller Center for the Arts and Wider Film Projects

The Stony Brook Film Festival will present the Emmy Award winning film, God Knows Where I Am, on July 25 at 8 pm. The screening will be free and will feature a live Q&A with actress Lori Singer and directors Jedd and Todd Wider. 

Photos Courtesy Staller Center for the Arts and Wider Film Projects
Photos Courtesy Staller Center for the Arts and Wider Film Projects

God Knows Where I Am documents the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis. Bishop was intermittently incarcerated and homeless and was committed to a state psychiatric facility for three years. In tackling the subject matter, the filmmakers began from a social justice perspective, but their focus quickly shifted to a more intimate and artistic exploration. The story is told from a variety of perspectives, including her own, through recollection and first-person narrative.

Hailed as “remarkably moving,” by the Los Angeles Times, and “haunting and uncommonly artful,” by the Hollywood Reporter, God Knows Where I Am is a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and a must-watch documentary. 

Registration is required for this free event. To register visit

For more information on the film, click here. To learn more about the directors, click here.


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