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That Way Madness Lies

Director - Sandra Luckow
Run Time - 101 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2018
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- American Studies, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Justice, Disability Studies, Family Relations, Law & Legal Studies, New Releases, Psychology

Institutional DVD Price: $295

What do you do when your brother descends into a black hole of mental instability - starting with falling for a Nigerian email scam but eventually winding up involuntary committed into the hospital made famous by 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?

Award-winning filmmaker Sandra Luckow unflinchingly turns her camera on her own family as they attempt to navigate the broken mental health system in an effort to save their brother, Duanne, whose iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look at the mind of a man with untreated schizophrenia as well as an indictment of how the system failed.

"A unique and powerful documentary. The most honest portrayal of how severe mental illness ravages families and lives that I have seen." - Pete Earley, Author of The Hot House and Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

"4/4 Stars. A compelling film, progressing with slow, constant pressure. Duanne's self-shot videos are a rare glimpse into the horror of schizophrenia from a first-person viewpoint. The result is intimate but expansive, speaking empathetically to problems faced by thousands of American families." - Willamette Week

"Watching 'That Way Madness Lies,' I was astounded by Luckow's determination... Central to the film is Duanne's own footage, filmed on his iPhone, which he asked Luckow to use. Over the course of a year, he recorded videos reflecting his growing paranoia in the year leading up to his diagnosis and hospitalization. Through this footage, 'That Way Madness Lies' provides a rare first-person account of schizophrenia." - Columbia Spectator