If you go to Kartemquin Film’s website you can get on their email list and receive updates about this film. http://prisonerofherpast.kartemquin.com/

Blog; http://prisonerofherpast.wordpress.com/

I clipped this from the e-mail. If you live in New Orleans, New York or Chicago you have a chance to see the film.

Late-onset PTSD film premieres New Orleans 4/4, New York 4/7 *Exclusive luncheon with the filmmakers, Chicago 4/11*

PRISONER OF HER PAST originated as a 10,000-word Chicago Tribune article in 2003 and immediately drew hundreds of emails from around the world. Tribune writer Howard Reich, whose mother’s late-onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was the subject of the piece, then expanded the article into a book, “The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich” and PRISONER OF HER PAST -a collaboration with acclaimed documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films.

Join Howard Reich, director Gordon Quinn , and Dr. Bradley Stolbach of La Rabida Children’s Hospital for an exclusive, intimate luncheon and book signing at the majestic Union League Club of Chicago on Monday, April 11.

Tickets are disappearing fast for this one-time opportunity to lunch with the filmmakers and participate in an in-depth discussion of late-onset PTSD prior to the film’s national broadcast on PBS later this month.

Also in attendance, Kartemquin Films Executive Director Justine Nagan and the 45-year old organization’s board of directors, including Board President Steven Whisnant. Union League Club Author Series Luncheon with Howard Reich Monday, April 11 at 11 AM * 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago Ticket price includes lunch. Click here for tickets or call (773) 509-5320 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (773) 509-5320 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Tickets also at Winnetka Book Stall (847) 446-8880 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (847) 446-8880 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Book and DVD available for purchase at luncheon.

We thank Mr. Denny Cummings, the Union League Club, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and WTTW11 for creating this incredible event! Bookmarks generously donated by Triangle Printers.

Since it’s completion, PRISONER OF HER PAST has screened to packed houses in Poland, Texas, the Ukraine, Montana, Florida, Utah, Wisconsin, Ohio, and beyond. Scroll down for details on the New Orleans and New York premieres, as well as news of the national broadcast.

KARTEMQUIN FILMS in association with the CHICAGO TRIBUNE presents PRISONER OF HER PAST Executive Producer GORDON QUINN Producer JOANNA RUDNICK Producer & Writer HOWARD REICH Editor JERRY BLUMENTHAL Associate Producer & Sound ZAK PIPER Original Music by JIM TROMPETER Director & Cinematographer GORDON QUINN

NEW ORLEANS PREMIERE * MON. APRIL 4 National World War II Museum, Solomon Victory Theater, 5 PM Reception / 6 PM Screening

We’re thrilled to return to New Orleans for the first time since POHP was completed! Premiere screening and discussion with Howard Reich and psychologists featured in the film Joy Osofsky, PhD and Howard Osofsky, MD, PhD. Co-sponsored by Congregation Temple Sinai New Orleans and New Orleans Holocaust Memorial Committee. Address: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans

NEW YORK PREMIERE * THURS. APRIL 7  Museum of Jewish Heritage New York City at 6:30 PM.

Post-screening discussion with Howard Reich , Gordon Quinn, and Dr. Yuval Neria of Columbia University. Event is free with suggested donation. Read this article to learn why organizers hope the free event and discussion will help those suffering from the trauma of 9/11. Address: 36 Battery Place, New York U.S.


Broadcast is currently confirmed in Chattanooga, Fresno, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Birmingham, and other cities across the nation. Begins late April, continues throughout 2011. Tell your PBS station you’d like to see PRISONER OF HER PAST on their schedule! Check your local listings

CHICAGO BROADCAST * ON WTTW11 Thursday, April 28 at 9 PM Sunday, May 1 at 4 PM Check your local listings

“…under his journalistic calm there’s a story of terror and heartbreak and rage. … This doc succeeds in large part because it makes the story personal.” — TimeOut Chicago PRISONER OF HER PAST tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing in a childhood Holocaust survivor, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had. This film is the first to expose late-onset PTSD and examines the disorder’s devastating effect on families. It also shows programs that are aiding young trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina – and how such early interventions may have helped Howard’s mother. (57 minutes, 2010)

I’m off to check KERA’s website (my local PBS station) and pester them if they don’t have it listed yet.


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I like to paint, draw, bead and craft. I have been doing pottery as well. Attempting to work two low paying part time jobs, while taking care of mom.
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