What: Gala benefit to raise finishing funds for a documentary film on the Oregon State Hospital.
Title of Project: Guilty Except for Insanity
Tagline: Maddening journeys through an American asylum
What: The benefit celebrates the production-still underway-of Guilty Except for Insanity, a documentary film directed by psychology professor Jan Haaken. The documentary follows the journeys of individuals over a period of a year who enter the Oregon State Hospital under the "guilty except for insanity" plea. Site of the filming of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, the Oregon State Hospital has been the focus of intense controversy, including charges by the U.S. Department of Justice of massive civil rights abuses of patients. This documentary tells a different side of the story-one from inside this asylum and from the perspectives of staff and patients.
Benefit includes short sneak preview of Guilty Except for Insanity, live music by Ellie and Super XX Man. From the Edge art auction includes paintings by Meghan Caughey, Gary Mac Smith, and Andrew Rowe. Appetizers & Beer/Wine Served
Where: Davis Street Tavern
500 NW Davis Street, Portland
When: Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Tickets $45 adult and $40 for seniors & students
Buy online at pdxtix.net/foundationpdxedu
For more info on the documentary project, go to www.guiltyexcept.com
Funds payable to the Portland State University Foundation. All contributions are tax deductible.