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"Guilty Except for Insanity" screening
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

WHAT: Director Jan Haaken, a professor of psychology at Portland State University, returns to the Oregon State Hospital, the location of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and recounts the stories of real patients who live in this famous hospital for the criminally insane. As patients and staff try to make sense of each juncture in the road, from getting arrested and surviving the wards to reentering the community, the stories tell a larger tale of broken lives and raggedy safety nets, and reveal the craziness of an American system where you have to commit a crime to get psychiatric help. The film portrays the deeply human dilemmas behind media images of the criminally insane, and probes the consequences of the American medical management of madness.  

WHEN: 7 p.m., June 27

WHERE: Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1210 S.W. Park Ave.

COST: Tickets are $8 and available at the door or online at