Boston in the late ‘70s; Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) is struggling with bipolar disorder; the future appears uncertain for his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their two daughters when a particularly difficult period sees him both fired from his job and hospitalised. When she is awarded a scholarship to attend Colombia University, Maggie convinces her reluctant husband – convalescing at home on lithium treatment – to look after the girls for the eighteen months she’ll be in New York, a less than ideal arrangement given his frequent manic behaviour.
A refreshingly positive depiction of living with mental illness.
There will be a post-screening discussion on the topics raised in the film
Duration: 90 minutes