Invitation to “My Suicide” – a movie that will finally break all the barriers when it comes to dealing with teen suicide

Posted: October 13, 2010 by IUsec in Events

“My Suicide” will be shown this Friday, October 15th, at 2:00pm in Radio-TV 245.

After the showing, the film’s director, David Lee Miller, will be available to meet with students to discuss the film.

My Suicide (www.mysuicide.net is a darkly comic, uncensored look at teen life  in the 21st Century as seen through the eyes of a lonely high school student who becomes an instant community celebrity when he announces plans for his own suicide.     Starring  David Carradine (in his last film), Joe Mantegna, Mariel Hemingway, and Nora Dunn, this groundbreaking  feature film has won over 21 major international film festival awards, including the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Int’l Film Festival.  

     My Suicide also marks the theatrical feature debut of an extraordinary young actor – Gabriel Sunday (Now You See It)  of Petaluma, California – who at 20 is already an experienced actor, stand-up comic, gifted impressionist, world-class magician and experienced filmmaker.  It is Sunday who becomes Archie Williams, a latter-day Howard Beale of Network fame – ranting about issues that affect increasingly disconnected teens in today’s media saturated society.   

  “When I read script, I knew I had to be in it,” said the late David Carradine.  “This film is about the ability to remake yourself and about killing the person in you that you don’t care for,  which is something I’ve done personally three or four different times. 

 Can My Suicide  save lives too?  That’s the hope of writer/director Miller, who hopes the film will change attitudes toward suicide and simultaneously illuminate one of this country’s silent killers.

 “No one talks about teen suicide, and yet it’s one of the deadliest killers of young people every year.  The kids aren’t talking about suicide, the parents are afraid to talk about it and professionals appear to be powerless.  So how do you reach the teens? Through a kick-ass film.”

http://theryder.com/venues/ 

http://www.facebook.com/mysuicide
www.regenerate.org

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