Crooked Beauty is a deeply moving first person account of one individual's experience of bipolar disorder. Set against a backdrop of poetic imagery by award-winning filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal, the mesmerizing narration of writer-artist Jacks McNamara challenges viewers to explore the role extreme emotional states can play in imagination and creativity, the psychosocial and personal causes of mental distress, and approaches to medication and treatment. This unique and provocative 30-minute documentary is appropriate for academic study in:
- Psychology and Psychiatry
- Social Work, Social Justice, Women's Studies
- Counseling and Art Therapy
- Documentary Film, Experimental Film, Photography
"An excellent catalyst for dialogue amongst Psychology
students and a variety of health disciplines."
"Visually stunning, emotionally nuanced, and socially enlightening."