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WSIU and Carbondale Public Library present film “Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s” with free dinner/ discussion March 27


Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS, WSIU, and the Carbondale Public Library will host a screening of “Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s.” From award-winning co-directors Anna Moot-Levin and Laura Green (“The Providers”), the intimate documentary follows three individuals—a political cartoonist, a mother turned boxing coach, and an optician—as they navigate their lives with resourcefulness and determination in the face of Parkinson’s disease.

“Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's” presents the poignant stories of individuals as they manage symptoms and treatments, along the way to living fulfilling lives. Each is a tale of determination where, through ingenuity and adaptation, they offer insight into what it means to live with a degenerative illness. Join us for a discussion about neurodegenerative diseases and their impact on patients and their families.

WHAT: FREE dinner (for first 35 attendees) and preview screening of “Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s” followed by a community discussion

WHO: Presenters: Indie Lens Pop-Up, WSIU, Carbondale Public Library

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 5pm to 7pm

WHERE: Carbondale Public Library, 405 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901

After the screening, there will be a candid conversation around Parkinson’s disease, which is often misunderstood, and what it means for those living with it, as well as the importance of giving voice to stories like these.

Indie Lens Pop-Up, WSIU, and the Carbondale Public Library aim to spark enlightening conversations that shed light on social issues affecting communities around the United States.

“Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s” will debut on April 8, 2024, at 9pm on WSIU-TV, PBS and the PBS App (check local listings).

For more information, visit: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/matter-of-mind-my-parkinsons/

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a community series that brings people together for film screenings and conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most. Learn more at pbs.org/indielenspopup.

About INDEPENDENT LENS INDEPENDENT LENS is an Emmy® Award-winning PBS documentary series. With founding executive producer Lois Vossen, the series has been honored with 10 Academy Award nominations and features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Acton Family Giving, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. Stream anytime on the PBS App. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens.

WSIU Public Broadcasting is an NPR, PBS member-station located in Carbondale, IL at Southern Illinois University. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email us at wsiuradio@wsiu.org.
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