October 5, 2017 7:30pm

God Knows Where I Am

Director(s):
Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Distributor:
Juno Films Inc.

The body of a mentally ill homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignancy, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water waiting for God to save her during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

"It will haunt you", NYT Critic's Pick, The New York Times

"A devastating commentary on American society's approach to mental health", Los Angeles Times

"A chilling exploration", Variety

"A triumph of visual narrative", American Cinematographer

"Remarkably moving...This is a film that lingers with the viewer. When the difference between living and dying is a walk across the street, it's impossible not to feel how acutely America is failing millions struggling with a mental illness." The Washington Post

"Throughout the beautiful, evocative, and ultimately heartbreaking tale of Linda Bishop, the Widers use a variety of cameras and film formats to grant the movie an almost dreamlike feel, and they're aided immeasurably by Bishop's meticulous daily journal, which is read with tenderness and humanity by Lori Singer, bringing Bishop elegantly to light as the chronicler of her own story." The Atlantic 

"This is great cinema and it is certainly a contender for one of the best documentaries of the new millennium. It captures profound poetic truths about homelessness, mental illness and loneliness which are rendered with such artistry and sensitivity that this is a film for the ages. 5 out of 5 stars." The Film Corner

Includes a post-film conversation with directors Jedd Wider and Todd Wider and narrator Lori Singer.

 

Todd WiderThe Wider Brothers

For over seventeen years, Emmy and Peabody Award winning and Academy Award nominated Jedd Wider and Todd Wider have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the 2012 King’s Point nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; the multiple Primetime Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) directed by Alex Gibney; the Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011); the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) directed by Alex Gibney; 2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary, Peabody Award winner, and 2009 Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) directed by Alex Gibney; the 2008 Sundance favorite Kicking It (2007) broadcast by ESPN, about the Homeless World Cup soccer tournament; Jedd Widerthe POV film A Dream in Doubt (2007) about the first post 9/11 revenge killing; Morgan Spurlock’s What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) about our obsession with materialism and consumption; the critically acclaimed Beyond Conviction (2006) about restorative justice and victim-offender mediation in the Pennsylvania prison system, broadcast on MSNBC; and Paul Cronin’s A Time to Stir about the Columbia University student uprisings in 1968. In 2011, Todd Wider and Jedd Wider were each nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.

 

Lori Singer Lori Singer

Lori Singer is a Golden Globe winning actress who has starred in such films as Footloose, Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, The Falcon and the Snowman, The Man with One Red Shoe, Alan Rudolph’s Trouble in Mind and Equinox, and, most recently, Experimenter. She also starred in the television series Fame, and VR5. A graduate of Julliard and a musical prodigy, she is an accomplished cellist, performing with Yo Yo Ma in Atom Egoyan’s Bach Cello Suite No. 4: Sarabande.

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