Film Showed at Kress Pavilion Discusses Role of Caregiver

United Way of Door County will present the award-winning movie Coming Up for Air on Jan. 19 at the Kress Pavilion. The film focuses on the key role that caregivers play in promoting family wellness.

Through this story of a single mother whose college-aged son unexpectedly begins to experience mental illness, audiences go on a journey to understand the pressures put on teenagers to succeed and on parents to cope. 

This acclaimed drama was filmed on location in Milwaukee, Brown Deer, Kenosha, Whitefish Bay and Michigan, and it features stage actors from many Michigan and Wisconsin theaters, including co-screenwriter Debora Staples, Neil Brookshire, Doug Mancheski, Carrie Hitchcock and Mark Corkins. Coming Up for Air has earned seven Best Feature awards at festivals worldwide and 20 other honors. 

Because this film discusses mature topics such as mental illness and homelessness, it may be unsuitable for children younger than 17.

The doors will open at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor, at 4:30 pm for dinner and discussion, and the film will start at 5 pm. Stay after the screening for a discussion with some of Door County’s mental-health advocates and the film’s producer/screenwriter, Roger Rapoport.

Reservations are not required, but they are appreciated. Sign up by contacting Cami Peggar at 920.421.2177 or [email protected].

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