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Shot In The Dark: Film Screening and Panel Discussion About Mental Health

A short film [5:00mins] by NoMAA Grantee Astrid Andujar about mental health and the steps one takes to over come a difficult circumstance. Followed by an expert panel.

6:45 PM – 7:00 PM – Welcome

7:00 PM – Remarks and Screening

7:15 PM – 7:55 PM – Panel

Simon Sink said, that “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” And it’s that sense of fulfillment, I feel today as I introduce you to Shot In The Dark Destallo En La Oscuridad, a short backed by NoMMA, written and directed by yours truly.

Navigating my own mental health has left me in a depressive state, uninspired. As I realized the curse depression has on my own creativity I began to wonder how to shake this off. Movement and filmmaking has been the answer. This tale is at the core of the film. In the short, in which will be released in the upcoming weeks, we follow Ella as she navigates her own struggles.

We’ll follow the film screening [5:00min runtime] with a panel with lead experts in the mental health field, led by Narolyn Mendez Ph.D., accompanied by Ranjana Srinivasan, Ph.D., and Robert A. Cox, Jr., PhD.



As part of NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception at the United Palace on June 29th, the newest art installation by Andrea Arroyo, “Goddesses at the Palace,” will be unveiled! The site-specific installation will transform our Grand Foyer with a series of large-scale artworks inspired by the history and architecture of the United Palace. Join us for the unveiling on Thursday, June 29th, or visit through July 10th by appointment via GoddessesAtThePalace@gmail.com.

NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll and Women in the Heights Closing Reception:

6:00pm-7:10pm – “Goddesses at the Palace” with cabaret performance in the Grand Foyer

7:10pm-9:00pm – “Women in the Heights” with performance, food & drink in the Gallery